Sydney, Australia

Preferred artistic medium

Contemporary, Multi Media Art, New Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Traditional

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Artist statement

Mr.E is the pseudonym for Emanuel Sammartano, Artist, Architect and Designer born in Italy in 1983 and based in Sydney since 2015.

His passion for Art has been nourished very early in his childhood, where he learnt the art of joinery and restauration of antique furniture at his father’s workshop. His passion for classicism and its contrast with the contemporary is remarkable in many of his works.

He started his art career with public art installations in 2010. His provocative installations like CHAIR, HELP, ARK ROAD have created considerable interest and reaction from the public.

He had two solo exhibitions in Sydney in the last years and he also participated to art group exhibitions and art fairs.

Mr.E is a conceptual artist and his art has a distinctive style: the humour and satire are at the core of his provocative pieces that criticise the modern society. 

Mr.E wants to deliver a message, he wants to create an occasion to reflect on our life, whether or not you are a fan of art. He is not interested in selling a piece of art but instead in the freedom to criticise the society and its weaknesses.

His creativity approaches different techniques like painting, digital working, sculpture, scale model, video and installation. 

It is not his identity that doesn’t want to be revealed but his secretive messages behind each artwork that creates the Myster.Y of Mr.E.