Daniel Arsham USA, b. 1980
Daniel Arsham blurs the lines between art, architecture, and performance. Raised in Miami, Arsham attended the Cooper Union school in New York City, where he now resides. Daniel Arsham’s uchronic aesthetics revolves around his concept of fictional archaeology. Working in sculpture, architecture, drawing and film, he creates and crystallizes ambiguous in-between spaces or situations, and further stages what he refers to as future relics of the present. They are eroded casts of modern artifacts and contemporary human figures, which he expertly makes out of some geological material such as sand, selenite or volcanic ash for them to appear as if they had just been unearthed after being buried for ages. Always iconic, most of the objects that he turns into stone refer to the late 20th century or millennial era, when technological obsolescence unprecedentedly accelerated along with the digital dematerialization of our world. While the present, the future and the past poetically collide in his haunted yet playful visions between romanticism and pop art, Daniel Arsham also experiments with the timelessness of certain symbols and gestures across cultures.
Daniel ArshamD.I.O.R. Eroded Letters, 2020Series of four sculptures composed of 85% hydrostone and 15% quartz crystals56 x 15.25 x 6.35 cm eachLimited edition of 250
Daniel ArshamEroded Brillo Box, 2020Resin sculpture24.5 x 24.5 x 24.5 cmEdition of 500
Daniel ArshamEroded Turbo 911, 2020Resin Sculpture8 x 13 x 31 cmEdition of 500
Daniel ArshamFictional Nonfiction: Archaeology, 2019Plaster, crushed glass in custom packaging8 × 5 × 1/2 in
20.3 × 12.7 × 1.3 cmEdition of 500
Daniel ArshamFuture Relic no.3 (Clock), 2015Plaster and broken glass
14 × 12.7 × 6.4 cm
Edition of 400
Lasting Impressions5 Mar - 1 May 2020Dellasposa Gallery presents original limited edition prints by Pablo Picasso, Robert Motherwell, Damien Hirst, Gerhard Richter, Bridget Riley, Anish Kapoor, Hiroshi Sugimoto, John Stezaker, Zhang Xiaogang, Darren Coffield, Dean + James, Ben Eine, Shepard Fairey, Cleon Peterson and Daniel Arsham.