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Two Stones, PEP, Tete Gallery, Berlin

installation shot  © PEP









CURRENTLY ON SHOW



July 2021
Obsessions, Photographic Exploration Project (PEP), Tête Gallery, BERLIN

http://www.tete.nu/_PEP_Exhibition_Obsessions



July-August 2021
Kintsugi, Solo Show, Contemporary Identities, Virtual Gallery





UPCOMING

October 2021
Inspired by Words, Loosen Art, Millepiani, Rome, Italy


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Summer 2021
In-ruins Residency, Calabria, Italy




















 

2021 


                                                           

Kintsugi




Revolving around the topic of human body and skin, Kintsugi is a black and white photography journey through the process of healing and searching for the essence of resilience.



Between Walls


the back wings

of the



hospital where

nothing



will grow lie

cinders



in which shine

the broken



pieces of a green

bottle

William Carlos Williams


Three Graces (Youth, Mirth, Elegance)



Eine ganz andere Bedeutung







Gravitation



Cooperation




Skin


Nike of Samothrace





Atem



Seascape Soundscape 22



Composition I




Hiatus



Desert




Kintsugi


Echo Cave





Verbindung


Der älteste Planet



The Burghers of Calais




Palm

202021

Soundscapes / Seascapes






The North Sea 20 000 years ago.



Seascape 21 

Seascape 22


Seascape 23


Seascape 24




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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





ARTIST STATEMENT


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 works 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.





Martyna Benedyka, born in 1991 in Gdynia (near the Baltic Sea), is a Polish vocalist and visual artist working in several different media including painting, photography, collage, installation, video and sound art. She studied Art and Design at the Gray’s School of Art in Scotland, UK and graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art Painting in 2014. She has exhibited in the UK, Poland, Romania, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, Canada and the USA. Her work has been chosen by the Federation of British Artists for the Futures - UK’s largest annual survey of emerging contemporary figurative art at the Mall Galleries, London, among others. She specializes in classical music and has performed in many group as well as solo concerts internationally. Currently, she is represented by Albe Art Gallery.


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Contacts: Email or Instagram


Martyna Anna Benedyka
b.1991 in Gdynia, Poland
benedyka.m@gmail.com

Represented by:

ALBE ART GALLERY

STORE


Education

FIRST CLASS BA (HONS) FINE ART PAINTING
2014, Gray’s School of Art, Scotland, UK


Exhibitions


UPCOMING 

October 2021
Inspired by Words, Loosen Art, Millepiani, Rome, Italy

July-August 2021
Kintsugi, Solo Show, Contemporary Identities, Virtual Gallery


July 2021
Obsessions, Photographic Exploration Project (PEP), Tête Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2021
My Love Is Your Love, Every Woman Biennial 2021, Superchief Gallery,
New York City, NY, USA
Fusion Arts Fair, Noblesse Palace, Bucharest, Romania
Infinity Exhibition, The Holy Art Virtual Gallery, Hackney Downs Studios, London, UK
National Art Salon, Brăila Art Gallery, Brăila, Romania

2020-2021
Próba | Attempt 2020, Jan Tarasin Art Gallery, Kalisz, Poland

2020
Open Art, Virtual, Art Number 23 Gallery, London, UK | Athens, Greece
Together We Are One, Swiss Art Expo, Zurich, Switzerland
Poem Vizual II, Galeria Labirint, Iași, Romania  
On The Table, Virtual, Marram Arts, 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

2019
Powrót | Return, Solo Show, Palette Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2018
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

2017
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


2016
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

2015
Waves, PCAO, Summerhall, The Sciennes Galleries, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Federation of British Artists - Futures, Mall Galleries, London, UK
Wall Projects Winter Exhibition, Montrose, Scotland, UK


2014-2015
A to/from B, A Year-Long Silent Conversation, Two Person Exhibition, Wagon, Seventeen Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

2014
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


2013
Stars in My Eyes, Schwartz Gallery, London, UK


2012
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  

2021
Contemporary Painting Form From Contemporary Painter’s Perspective. What Is Necessary? DEBATES Series, Casa de Cultură Mihai Ursachi, Iași, Romania

2020
Rest Here | Rămâi aici, Artalpha Art Residency, Galeria Labirint, Iași, Romania
Art Practice, Cel del Nord Virtual Residency, Oristà, Barcelona, Spain 


2015
C
ultural Interchange Beyond Languages and Locations, Seventeen Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK 


Residencies

UPCOMING


Summ
er 2021
In-ruins Residency, Calabria, Italy (Winner)


2020

Together, Separately, Cel del Nord Virtual Residency, Oristà, Barcelona, Spain (Winner)
Artalpha Art Residency, George Enescu National University of Arts, Iași, Romania (Winner)



Selected Collections & Publications

UPCOMING

Stuck in Notes Magazine, Issue 3, Summer 2021
Salt ’n’ Sauce Magazine

Color Tag Magazine, Vol. 3, 2021
The Purposeful Mayo Magazine
Funny Looking Dog Quarterly, 2021
Albe Art Gallery, Honorable Mention, 2021
Mnemosphere Project, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 2021
The Spring City Journal, 2021

ArtConnect, Artists to Watch, Best of the Week, 2021
No(w)here Collective, 2021

Contemporary Identities, Issue 9, International Art Magazine, 2021
Lenscratch, Fine Art Photography, 2021
Quince Magazine, London, 2021
Postscript Magazine, UAE, 2020

World Wide Art Magazine, Winner, USA, 2020
http://kolajinstitute.org/collections/schwitters-army/SA018.html
MERZ Gallery, Sanquhar, UK
Pushing Out The Boat, UK, 2019
Płocka Art Gallery Collection, PL
Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY, USA
The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction Collection, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Summerhall TV, Edinburgh, UK
Wspólnota Gdańska, PL
A to/from B Photobook, 2015
https://a-to-from-b.tumblr.com/
Pushing Out The Boat, UK, 2015
Collage Collective (The CC Presents: Ken)
Central Stn The Creative Social Networ
k
Scottish Art Blog, 2014
Private Collectors



Art Magazines / Journals
Featured in:

2021
Color Tag Magazine, Vol. 3
Funny Looking Dog
The Purposeful Mayo Magazine
The Spring City Journal
Albe Art Gallery Magazine & Store
Contemporary Identities #9, International Art Magazine
Quince Magazine, A Literary and Visual Arts Journal

2020
Postscript Magazine
World Wide Art Magazine

2019, 2015
Pushing Out The Boat, North-East Scotland’s Magazine of New Writing and the Visual Arts


Selected Press & Reviews

https://www.contemporaryidentities.com/about.php
Stars In My Eyes
Wall Street International
https://vimeo.com/145614702

https://wagonart.org/2015/03/01/new-curatorial-project/ http://kolajmagazine.com/artistdirectory/martyna-benedyka
http://thisiscentralstation.com/degree-shows/grays-degree-show-review/


Scholarships

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



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© Martyna Benedyka 2021