Glacial rock eroded objects, sculpted by Daniel Arsham

Glacial rock eroded objects, sculpted by Daniel Arsham

New York based artist Daniel Arsham straddles the line between art, architecture and performance. Raised in Miami, Arsham attended the Cooper Union in New York City where he received the Gelman Trust Fellowship Award in 2003. Architecture is a prevalent subject throughout his work; environments with eroded walls and stairs going nowhere, landscapes where nature overrides structures, and a general sense of playfulness within existing architecture. His “glacial rock eroded” objects are re-formed in sand, obsidian fragments, ground glass, hydro-stone, crushed marble, shattered glass…
Structural experiment, historical inquiry, and satirical wit all combine in Arsham’s ongoing interrogation of the real and the imagined. In 2004, Arsham participated in the group show Miami Nice at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin (Paris), which began to represent Arsham in 2005. As one of the founders of the seminal Miami artist-run spaces, “The House”, his interest in collaboration began early. In 2004 legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham asked Arsham to create the stage design for his work eyeSpace. Following this Arsham toured with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for performances.

Glacial rock eroded objects, sculpted by Daniel Arsham

Glacial rock eroded objects, sculpted by Daniel Arsham

Glacial rock eroded objects, sculpted by Daniel Arsham

Glacial rock eroded objects, sculpted by Daniel Arsham

Glacial rock eroded objects, sculpted by Daniel Arsham

Glacial rock eroded objects, sculpted by Daniel Arsham

Glacial rock eroded objects, sculpted by Daniel Arsham

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