Daniel Martin creates his work by the 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 artifacts and transmutational structures.

Daniel (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 endeavours 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); I never lost you, Kunsthuizen, Leiden; Vigour, Den Gallery, Kuwait.


KAC, september, Doha, Qatar

Spoke art - Paintguide, november, San Fransisco, US

Granada gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Booth Gallery, november, New York, US



Swab art fair, Granada gallery, Barcelona

AAF, kunsthuizen, Amsterdam

Micro art fair, Holland art house, Leiderdorp

All you can art 3, Kunsthal, collaboration Johanna Franco Zapata, Rotterdam

Vigour, Den Gallery, Kuweit city, Kuwait

Havana Biennale, collaboration Karang (Karyna Alonso), Cuba

First art fair, Amsterdam Group, UNEAC Gallery, Matanzas, Cuba

Group, National museum of revolution, Havana, Cuba


Presentation cultural ministry, Leiden

Group, Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy

Group, Breaking bounderies, Kunsthuis, Amsterdam

Group, Mijn schrift, LL Gallery, Leiden


Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam

Group, Nouveau Theatre, LL Gallery, Leiden

Kunstroute, Haagweg 4, Leiden

Group, van Schaik & van Schaik, Zeist


Group, 5&33 Gallery, Amsterdam

Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam

Group, the new season, Oudewater Kunstroute, Haagweg 4, Leiden

Group, Face to Face, Gouda Duo, Koppen bij elkaar – Philip Akkerman, Den Haag

Group, No Mans Art gallery, Rotterdam

Group, What do we worship, Slangenpand, Amsterdam

Group, Psycho, LL Gallery, Leiden


Solo, I never lost you, Kunsthuis, Leiden

Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam

Kunstroute, Haagweg 4, Leiden

Affordable Art Fair, Maastricht Group, Scheltema, Leiden


AIR 9, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam

Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam

Kunstroute, Haagweg 4, Leiden

Group, Museum Naturalis, Leiden


RuArtPark, Cuba, 2017

Palazzo Monti , Italy , 2017


Inside a 13th century Italian palazzo turned art residency, Another magazine, october 2017 Bianca Martinelli, Giornale di Brescia, october 2017

Donnia Ghezlane-Lala, Dark Portraits Paintings Losing Their Identity, Fubiz, may, 2016

Benny Thopson, Empty Kingdom, january 2016

Anders Dyhr, Xamou-art, april, 2015

Anthony Hagan, Disposal of human identity, Stylenochaser, july 2015

Pirita Litmanen, REVS magazine, october 2014

Red. Los magazine, november 2014

Emma Willekes, Online galerij, Kunstenaar van de maand, january 2013

Renzo Candido, Kleurmakers, february 2013

Red. LOS magazine, november 2013 Red. LEVEN, march 2013


Honourable mention, Combat art prize, 2017

Nomans art gallery call for artists winner, 2015

Shortlisted, Beers contemporary visions V, 2014

Artslant prize, Round 6 winner, 2014


2008 Mix Academie, Amsterdam

2010 Vrije Academie, Den Haag