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Take Ten

Theo Martins

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Hailing from Rhode Island, musician, actor, cereal-fanatic and all-around creative behind Cereal & Such and Office & Gallery, Theo Martins talks about how important it is to make moves.

Good Posture and more recently, PostureWorks, (a physical fitness program), are the passion projects actualized by Theo and all in all, part of his commitment to movement, creativity, and community.

01. How do you describe what you do? Your practice? Your existence?

I’m an artist, working within performance, directing, and designing. I own Cereal & Such, a music and culture platform that doubles as a concept cereal bar.

Theo Martins & friends in front of Cereal & Such

02. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

I’ll have a good stretch then I’ll put the kettle on for some tea. A little bossa nova and a few episodes of “Animaniacs” and then I’ll begin my day.

A few pieces from the Good Posture spring/summer 2019 lookbook

03.What’s your favorite piece of work you’ve created?

Last year it was the Posture Orthopedic chairs I designed through my company Good Posture. This year I’m most proud of our recent Spring/Summer collection, “Oni Suru.” It’s the first collection I made that’s encompassed my mind and ideals best. I’m releasing my own line of cereal in the coming months. I’m sure that’ll be my new favorite once it’s out.

04. What’s your biggest influence?

Curiosity is a big one. Ellsworth Kelly, King Sunny Ade, growing up in Rhode Island.

Orange and Blue over Yellow, lithograph printed in colors, 1964 – 1965

05. What would be your dream collaboration?

Nintendo would be fun.

06. How does movement play into your work?

It’s essential for me. I’m an artist who works in complete thoughts and I’ve got to tap into all senses of what that encompasses. Through Good Posture we created PostureWorks, a physical fitness program that includes yoga, walking, running, and hiking. We as a community engage with one another to further incorporate movement and posture into every aspect of our daily lives.

Poster from Good Posture PostureWorks: A Physical Fitness Program

Theo Martins for “Posture Orthopedics” in collaboration with Jason Markk

07. What’s your favorite Recreational activity?

Very long walks. My grandmother would force us to walk throughout the city when I was young and I loathed it. Now I love it. I’m spending this summer surfing. Looking  forward to chiseling my beach bod.

08. What’s your best tip for Doing Things?

Just do it. The idea of physical interaction, outside activity, and getting your hands dirty – those things are invigorating. I get my best ideas while I’m outside.

09. What’s your favorite meme?

Any image incorporating the very iconic Osita Iheme. He’s incredible.

10. Where is your favorite place to move?

Wherever I can freely stroll is an automatic favorite.

Theo inside of Office & Gallery in Los Angeles

11. What do you want to see more of in the world?

Posture.

Follow the adventures of Theo, Cereal & Such, and Office & Gallery.

Top photo by Ja Tecson

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