"Anxiety can just as well express itself by muteness as by a scream."
Søren Kierkegaard (via blackestdespondency)
"If you think women are crazy you’ve never had a dude go from hitting on you to literally threatening to kill you in the time it takes you to say “no thanks.”"
Kendra Wells (via belle-de-nuit)
Well this is fucking surreal
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
Photographer Marcel Christ captures colorful explosions of smoke in his “Pario” series.