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Daniel Martin (b.1982, Netherlands)
After having left the computer graphics industry in 2013, Leiden based artist Daniel Martin fully committed himself to his art. He attended several art fairs with great success. Being spotted by media as the emerging artist on those fairs his work was shown and talked about on television, radio, various publications and was elected artist of the month in which he was preceded by other prominent dutch artists. Daniel is now preparing for his first big solo show in September. Daniel Martin’s most recent work comprises explicit portraits of defiled faces, and the images have an unsettling expression. It feels like the portraits were deliberately damaged after the painting was completed. This consciously cultivated spontaneity in painting is intrinsic to Martin’s work. A misshapen tree, that imperfection of beauty, is a source of inspiration to Daniel Martin. A ratio affected by chaos. That violation of appearance is anonymous and sidelines the individual’s identity and character, and it makes the faces dissolve or return in nature’s chaos.
© All images courtesy of the artist; src. Saatchi Art
Akseli Gallen-Kallela (Finnish, 1865 – 1931)
Lemminkäinen’s Mother, 1897
In the Finnish epic Kalevala, Lemminkäinen drowns in the river of the underworld while attempting to capture the Black Swan. His mother fishes her dead son’s body parts from the river and sews him back together. The only thing that can restore his life is a drop of honey from the dwelling of Ukko, the God of the Sky.
In this painting, Lemminkäinen’s mother waits for the bee to deliver the precious drop of honey to revive her son.