Three artists, one place
Artists Daniel Martin Daan Noppen and Santiago Pani are the three artist that form the Plant.
Daan Noppen is an international artist mainly working in drawing and photography. He is best known for his realistic larger than life drawings of portraits and bodies. Physics and it’s relation to our being, our emotions, plays a big part in his work. The artist plays with notions of reality by projecting time as a physical dimension. Rather than becoming something ‘scientific’ this opens up a visual world of our hidden layers of our desires, our pain and our cry for being loved.
Daan Noppen's work has been exhibited in New York(USA), Mexico DF(Mexico), Shanghai(China), Metz(France), Luxembourg(Luxembourg), Belgium, The Netherlands. The artists Symmetry I&II drawing recently won an A’design Award 2016 in the category Arts, craft and ready made.
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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); Forma prima, El pez soluble Gallery, Mexico; Bloom, Booth Gallery, New York.
Santiago Pani (1990), Mexican/Dutch artist currently living and working in the Netherlands.
His interests range from the smallness of the entomological world to the grandiosity of the cosmos. The themes that are recurrent in his work are insects, celestial bodies and portraits; the later becoming the spectators and metaphorical meeting point between the other two worlds.
Recently he has focused on the portrait series “Personal Universe”, which is inspired by anonymous characters and memories of people stored in our subconscious throughout our lives and the idea that sometimes while awake and other times during our dreams, these anonymous visitors will be recalled by our minds to interact and influence our story once again. Lately he has found myself very connected to this concepts and ideas, which makes the production of these pieces be very organic and visceral.
His work has formed part of numerous collective and solo exhibitions in Mexico and abroad, he have also participated in art fairs in México, Spain, New York and Milan. He is the director of the artist residency Art House Holland.
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