Fragments, Light
and Sound

I often painted fragments of things because it seemed to make my statement as well as or better than the whole could.

G . O ' K e e f f e

To me, the fact that no two photographic prints are ever exactly the same is a perfect analogy of how I view painting. Photography has taught me that memory is fragile and uncertain and through my painted surfaces memories are recorded and transformed. Modest in scale and subject, my paintings become fleeting moments of distorted reality.

Examining ideas of existence and being, I look for the essence of a person through the essence of an object. The camera becomes a link between an intense description of the world of things and my own response to it. My works are fragments that act like poetic signs; I would like to encourage people to slow down and to see the poetry of everyday life. Through the process of cumulative observation some of my favourite motifs are endlessly copied while others, once pushed to the edge, simply vanish. The diversity of my work unites the idea of looking behind what is seen, which is my main concern.

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Martyna Benedyka
b. 1991 in Gdynia, Poland


2014, Gray’s School of Art, Scotland, UK


Artavita, World Wide Art Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Together We Are One, Swiss Art Expo, Zurich, Switzerland
Poem Vizual II, Galeria Labirint, Iași, Romania  
On The Table, Marram Arts, Digital Exhibition, Scotland ︎ worldwide
Rest Here | Rămâi aici, Solo Show, Artalpha Iași Art Residency, Iași, Romania

2020, 2030
Parade of the Schwitters’ Army, Kolaj Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana | Merz Gallery, Sanquhar, Scotland, UK

Powrót | Return Solo Show, Palette Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

Themersons 5
, Themersons Festival, Płocka Art Gallery, Płock, Poland
Big Village, Small World, Collagistas Festival, Temple Bar Gallery+Studios, Dublin, Ireland
The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn, NY | Chicago, IL | Atlanta, GA | Spartanburg, SC, USA | Toronto, Canada

Artoteka, Food Think Tank Art Gallery, Wrocław, Poland
The Artbox.Project Basel 1.0, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Grande Biednale, Bęc Zmiana Foundation, Warsaw, Poland

Day of the Dead - Dada Centennial Exhibition, The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Apricity, Mid-Winter Exhibition, Wall Projects, Montrose, Scotland, UK
Oliva in Painting, Warzywniak Art Gallery, Gdańsk, Poland

Waves, PCAO, Summerhall, The Sciennes Galleries, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
A to/from B, Two Person Exhibition, Wagon, Seventeen Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Federation of British Artists - Futures, Mall Galleries, London, UK
Wall Projects Winter Exhibition, Montrose, Scotland, UK

Artsyland 8, Wall Projects II, The Old Rope Works, Montrose, Scotland, UK
Open Your Eyes, Gray's School of Art Degree Show, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Opening Credits, Gray's School of Art Pre-Degree Show, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Stars in My Eyes, Schwartz Gallery, London, UK

The Seven Habits of Highly Anomalous People, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
SPD Annual Painting Awards Exhibition, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Guest Artist Talk  

2020 Artalpha Iasi Art Residency, Galeria Labirint, Iasi, Romania
2015 Cultural Interchange Beyond Languages and Locations, Seventeen Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland,UK 


2020 Artalpha Iasi Art Residency, Universitatea Nationala de Arte George Enescu, Iasi, Romania

Selected Collections & Publications

World Wide Art Magazine (Winner), USA
MERZ Gallery, Sanquhar, UK
Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY, USA
The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Pushing Out The Boat, UK, 2019
Summerhall TV, Edinburgh, UK
A to/from B Photobook, 2015
Pushing Out The Boat, UK, 2015
Collage Collective (The CC Presents: Ken)
Central Stn The Creative Social Network
Scottish Art Blog, 2014

Selected Press & Reviews

Stars In My Eyes
Wall Street International
http://thisiscentralstation.com/degree-shows/grays-degree-show-review/ https://wagonart.org/2015/03/01/new-curatorial-project/


2014 Robert Brough Memorial Scholarship, UK
2009 Scholarship for Artistic Achievements, PL
2003 Presidential Scholarship, Gdansk, PL


© Martyna Benedyka 2020