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Daniel Martin

Dutch, 1982

Biography

Daniel Martin creates his work through deformation and recreation of matter. He casts his sculptural paintings by the mastery of chance and mistakes. His collage portraits breathe a universe of undiscovered human artefacts and transmutational structures.

Daniel lives and works in Leiden, the Netherlands. In his current work, he searches for the transmutational properties of matter. The portraits and sculptures do not have a definite form and possess different realities on how they can be perceived. To come to new forms Daniel cuts up paintings, finds things on the street and uses creations made by others. The loose elements from these endeavours are used as disjointed brushstrokes that are reassembled into coherent shapes, creating an object which holds no truth in shape. His work has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally. Exhibitions include the National Museum of Revolution, Cuba; Duo Phillip Akkerman, Sis Josip Gallery, Den Haag; Havana Biënnale (collaboration with Karang (Karina Alonso); Forma prima, El pez soluble Gallery, Mexico and Bloom, Booth Gallery, New York.

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