Exhibition

I've Been Looking For a Punch Bag All Day by Martyna Daniel

25 Oct 2018 – 27 Oct 2018

Event times

Opening Night : Thursday 25th October 18:00-20:00

The exhibition will be open :
Friday 26th : 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 27th : 13:00 - 18:00

Cost of entry

Free

Listastofan

Reykjavík, Iceland

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"I've been looking for a punch bag all day" is a solo exhibition by painter Martyna Daniel. She invites you to her opening where boxing equipment will be available to let go of energy in a universe full of colors and glitter.

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Martyna Daniel likes to experiment. She likes aggressive colors, sharp textures, glue and all kinds of shiny items. She uses all the sorts of paint she can find but most of the paintings are a combination of acrylic paint, glue and oil sticks. Her universe is wildly colorful, and people often say her paintings are very loud. In this exhibition she explores aggression and treated every painting like an individual fight. The resolution of those individual fights is one big scared central piece titled "The Empty Orchestra".

"We love all of our children the same. I am afraid this is not true. Perhaps the reason why I only have one.
I feel bad for the paintings I don't love. Each one is a battle and sometimes I win and sometimes I loose. Some disappoint me, and some make me proud. I hide the ones that disappoint me but I feel guilty. Should I give up on them or try harder?
Maybe trying to change them into something they are not is a dead end. Maybe just like humans they have their own identity and they will find a loving person who sees the beauty in them. Maybe they are garbage.

Adopt a painting if you love him but some are not up for grabs because I love them too much.""I've been looking for a punch bag all day" is a solo exhibition by painter Martyna Daniel. She invites you to her opening where boxing equipment will be available to let go of energy in a universe full of colors and glitter.

Martyna Daniel likes to experiment. She likes aggressive colors, sharp textures, glue and all kinds of shiny items. She uses all the sorts of paint she can find but most of the paintings are a combination of acrylic paint, glue and oil sticks. Her universe is wildly colorful, and people often say her paintings are very loud. In this exhibition she explores aggression and treated every painting like an individual fight. The resolution of those individual fights is one big scared central piece titled "The Empty Orchestra".

"We love all of our children the same. I am afraid this is not true. Perhaps the reason why I only have one.
I feel bad for the paintings I don't love. Each one is a battle and sometimes I win and sometimes I loose. Some disappoint me, and some make me proud. I hide the ones that disappoint me but I feel guilty. Should I give up on them or try harder?
Maybe trying to change them into something they are not is a dead end. Maybe just like humans they have their own identity and they will find a loving person who sees the beauty in them. Maybe they are garbage.

Adopt a painting if you love him but some are not up for grabs because I love them too much."

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Exhibiting artists

Martyna Daniel

Martyna Daniel

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