What are your current projects?
Right now I’m starting my own knitwear - slow fashion brand called Bez by Marta. Every piece is designed and handmade by me.
Bez by Marta has recently joined Alegria Community’s artist roaster and all of my latest designs can be find and bought through their website and at our pop-up collaborations.
I’ve also collaborated with NY based photographer Abi Polinsky to create the covers of Alegria’s next EP “How Do You Say” that comes out in June.
Where are you from?
I’m from a small town in the countryside of Brazil called Tuparendi.
Describe your brand or approach to your art (or photography/videography etc)?
The brand started as a pandemic project to fill up time. As I started to come up with ideas I realized I wanted to create knitted pieces but not in the traditional way. Most times when I say I knit people ask me - “Do you make scarfs? Hats? Gloves?”. The answer is no.
I wanted to make something unique and unexpected, so I started making skirts and cropped tops.
What is your creative vision for the future?
I would like to eventually explore more sustainable options for sourcing materials and to give the brand some sort of continuity back in my country as well.
What’s your color pallet?
Baby pastels and happy colors.
What’s your routine to get into your creative mode?
I usually wake up, put some music on, have a coffee and a shower and then get straight into knitting something. I like to just get lost in it and don’t even realize as the hours go by.
What or who inspires you?
I like to surround myself with creative people who drive me and inspire me, and they inspire me everyday. If you’re trying to make a difference in your life or in the life of others, through an art form or through a simple gesture, doesn’t matter how small, it inspires me to do the same.
Who is your favorite artist?
I’ll never forget when I saw a Kandinsky for the first time. I was looking for some sort of creative guidance, and the organized chaos and bright colors in his art felt like what was going on inside my head.
His paintings inspired me to unleash my creativity in ways I didn’t think I was capable of. He became my favorite artist since then.
On the menu?
Juicy Brazilian barbecue.