AD 135 | Daniel Martin
Daniel Martin (1982) 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 posses different realities on how they can be perceived. In order 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 endeavors are used as disjointed brushstrokes that are reassembled in coherent shapes again, 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; Bloom, Booth Gallery, New York.
- Martin's early childhood experiences growing up in the Netherlands
- His initial career working commercially in computer graphics and his transition into fine art as a full time career
- Martin's range of sculpting both digitally and physically and how the two mediums intertwine
- How Martin's shared art studio space, The Plant, benefits him creatively and the power of bringing online artistic relationships to real life
- Martin's new project, 1606 Residency, in Leiden he's developed with Paintguide and the importance of connecting art collectives globally
- Finding ways to sustain and raise money to support his projects
- Removing the gallery system by means of giving power to the artist
- How goals function only as a journey to bring Martin to the next big thing