Arsham Daniel

Bronze Eroded Monstera Plant 73.7 x 61 x 61 cm, bronze, 2020
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The pot plant is part of the interior, a ‘hybrid space for work and life’ created by the artist, modelled within his own house in Long Island. Matching the elements of the past, present and future, inspired by a practical need to furnish his own home, designed by Norman Jaffe exactly 60 years ago, Arsham created his own Universe.

“Jaffe was a Mid-century modern architect, but he built most of his properties in wood and stone and, in my opinion, worked with space, light and landscape in an unusually subtle way. When I bought this house, I decided to restore it and combine architecture with design,” ~ D. Arsham.

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Date of Birth: 1980
Place of residence: New York

Daniel Arsham makes installations and objects that conjure a kind of mythical contemporary archeology. In a practice that spans film, painting, sculpture, and installation—and employs elements of architecture and performance—the artist distorts recognizable forms (a cereal box or classical sculpture, for example) into corroded, calcified, or otherwise glitched-out artifacts. Sometimes he manipulates gallery spaces themselves to achieve his desired effect.

Arsham studied at Cooper Union in New York and has exhibited in New York, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai, Los Angeles, London, and beyond. In particular had exhibitions at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, The New Museum and at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. His work belongs in the collections of the Musée Guimet, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Pérez Art Museum Miami, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, among others. In addition to his fine art practice, Arsham has collaborated with a number of brands, including Adidas, Dior, Porsche, Nike, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, COS, and he has worked with the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team as creative director. In 2008, Arsham co-founded the art and architecture collaborative Snarkitecture alongside Alex Mustonen.

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