Piaget Martelino’s style can best be described as having a great sense of design and whimsy. His work attempts to entice the viewer to enjoy and play a while, to stimulate feelings and memories of childhood when life was simple and and one’s imagination, limitless. The liveliness of his work is primarily achieved by the use of playful patterns, bright and happy colors, visual movement and endless biomorphic shapes.
Martelino’s work has received recognition in the Philippines where he primarily resides. In 2007 he was a finalist in the 2nd Art Association of the Philippines-Exhibition Center for Contemporary Art Abstract Painting Competition as well as the 60th Annual Art Association of the Philippines Art Competition in the sculpture category. Piaget has exhibited in the Philippines, the United States and New Zealand and his work can be found in private collections around the world. Martelino is also often seen painting at his usual Art/Music gigs at different bars and clubs in the metro, various events and festivals both here and abroad, most recently in New Zealand at the opening night of Tony Piggott’s play Giving Up in Christchurch and the Endeavour Festival at the Marlborough Sounds where he was invited to be a guest artist.
In 2011, Martelino organized a small group colleagues and friends that got together every other Saturday for sketching sessions at his studio. Eventually taking the name Saturday Sketching Sessions, it quickly grew into one of the more active art groups in the Country holding 3 exhibitions, numerous live art events, sketching sessions, art markets, and other activities every year which all members are encouraged to join.
Martelino founded The Mustache Creative in 2013, a loose collective of artists, photographers, film makers, writers, musicians and like minded people, which serves as a resource pool for various art-focused projects and events.