Daniel Arsham

Daniel Arsham’s sculptures have a quiet and almost calm aura and are mystical at the same time. His sculpture ‘Hiding Figure’ seems to be, although partly draped, watching the viewer. The New York based artist sees himself as consisting of two parts artist, and one part architect. Arsham’s work blurs the lines between art, architecture and performance, and explores issues of natural versus manufactured or intention versus happenstance. He plays with our familiar surroundings and challenges our perception of physical space. By letting solid walls melt or drip and ripple. ‘In a sculptural work, I’m using architecture in unexpected ways, making space look like it’s moving. In a painting, I’m creating spaces that shouldn’t exist.’

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