With a sky rocketing reputation and works selling like hot cakes (such as his famous blue teddy), Daniel Arsham happens to be one of the leading artists of the moment, filled with amazing ideas—between his super poetic monochrome sculptures, his very couture collab’ with the House of Dior along with his XXL installations.
Since January, the king of contemporary art is on show at Galerie Perrotin featuring a minimalist and light-filled scenography—highlighting futuristic accents. Focus.
The pitch? Here we are in 3010, in Paris, in a venue totally in collab’ between the artist and the moulding workshop of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais (RMN).
On the ground, neon bases with topographical shapes heralding colour: welcome to the future. Here, everything is white, streamlined. No frills, no extravagance or “overkill” but extremely precise work on the body thanks to subtly nuanced playful materials and colours— mineral. Very chic.
From the body to the material
By questioning time passing by, Daniel Arsham undertakes a real silversmith work and presents his sculptures in gypsum cement(replicas of great classics such as the Venus of Milo) as human vestiges minutely destructured by crystallisation. And it’s superb!
His obsession with what is “destroyed”, animating him since a long time—because Hurricane Andrew which hit Miami very hard in 1992, he was there. And, amongst other things, this is what enables his works to contain so much emotion.
Pssstt: the artist is once again triggering the big buzz with the sale, this Friday, of his Game Boy in resin— “Crystal Relic” version, as a limited series of 500 copies. And we bet that in just a few seconds it will disappear from the web, literally swallowed by all the eager watchful fans! To be shopped starting Friday the 17th of January on https://www.danielarsham.com/shop.
Free entrance Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 7pm.
Exposition Paris 3010 by Daniel Arsham at Galerie Perrotin, until the 21st of March.
76 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris