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 ArshamCrystal Relic 003 - Camera, 2021Cast resin12 × 15 × 18 cm
Edition of 500
Daniel ArshamCrystallized Pikachu (Blue), 2020Cast resin and aluminum oxide33 × 21.6 × 14.6 cmEdition of 500
Daniel ArshamEroded 911 Turbo (Porsche Grey), 2020Multi-casting in selenite with quartz crystals8.9 × 30.5 × 8.3 cmEdition of 500
Daniel ArshamEroded Brillo Box, 2020Resin sculpture24.5 x 24.5 x 24.5 cmEdition of 500
Daniel ArshamEroded Porsche 911 Turbo (930) (Sculpture Edition), 2020Hydrostone and quartz crystals8.9 × 30.5 cmEdition of 500
Daniel ArshamPaper Relics, 2020Set of three cast pigmented cotton prints with embedded quartz crystals and artist-designed frames. Signed and dated71.8 x 54.6 x 13.3 cm (each)
28 1/4 x 21 1/2 x 5 1/4 in (each)Edition of 20
Re: Wild10 May - 4 Jun 2022Dellasposa Gallery is delighted to present Re: Wild, a group exhibition presenting artworks that explore wild landscapes and the possibility of rewilding our state of being.Read more
The exhibition presents an enigmatic sense of nature, branching out and digging deeper with artworks by Gerhard Richter, Ai WeiWei, Daniel Arsham, Nicholas Hughes, Dean Fox, and Sara Odman - all of whom observe the wild as a reflection of disparate artistic, philosophical and technological paradigms.
Daniel Arsham's future relics series expands upon his ongoing exploration of transience, impermanence, and decay in an imagined future civilisation facing significant ecological changes. Ai Weiwei's sculpture is a continuation of a series of works representing trees and their roots, with an interest in the environment and his particular concerns regarding deforestation in the Amazon.
Nicholas Hughes' photography represents the precious and fragile nature of the British landscape. His work depends on a sense of transience, a walk into the unknown, allied to an environmental sensibility. Each of his photographs illustrates the furtive residue of the contemporary wilderness through reduced visions of the sublime within localised nature. Hughes examines the space between the world people inhabit and what nature still claims as its own.
With dense with striated textures, streaks and layers of colour, Gerhard Richter's abstraction takes inspiration from the wild, sublime scenes of the world. His compositions reconcile a process that swings between pure chance and control. As he says, 'all that I am trying to do in each picture is bring together the most disparate and mutually contradictory elements, alive and viable, in the greatest possible freedom.'
New paintings by Dean Fox reveal a frisson between the gestural expression of the human spirit and the mark one makes upon our often muted and tranquil terrain. According to Fox, the interplay between objectivity and abstraction is constant, for 'nature embodies both these qualities and only one particular way of expressing yourself seems limited.' His paintings persuasively affect how we encounter ourselves in the wild. Often painted from memory, Sara Odman's bold and exuberant works depict the expansive forests, endless ocean, and wildflowers of the Norse environment.
Re: Wild is an exhibition that explores our current climate - birth and decay, transience and endurance; it asks us to relinquish our destructive desire for control over the natural world for both people and environments.
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.Read more