They said my paintings were loud and I liked it.

painter and cinematographer
based in Reykjavik, Iceland

picture by Aurélie Raidron

Martyna Daniel is a painter and cinematographer born in Geneva in 1989 from a Polish mom and South American dad. After graduating from Prague Film School specializing in cinematography, she moved to Reykjavík where she currently lives and works as an Intercultural Specialist for the City of Reykjavik at the City Libraries. Martyna co-founded an artist-run space in Reykjavík called Listastofan, which offered a wide range of events including life drawing sessions, creative reading nights, exhibitions and workshops from 2015 to 2019.

As a cinematographer Martyna primarily works with musicians on music videos and promotional album videos as well as other projects in the cultural sector.

As a painter, Martyna likes to experiment with 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.

But you know, deep inside it has always been about the colours.

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