A synergy of art, architecture, and performance is presented in the body of work of the American visual artist Daniel Arsham. The renowned artist is born in Cleveland but now lives and works in New York.
Arsham combines spaces and objects using geological materials such as sand, volcanic ash, selenite, rose quartz, obsidian, and glacial rocks to make his art pieces look like they are somehow disrupted or buried somewhere for eternity.
Satire and history are what defines Arsham work, together with the idea of reinterpreting materials and structures to present a one-of-a-kind piece that astounds audiences. The concept behind his art is emphasized by ‘fictional archaeology’, so he takes objects from contemporary life and pop culture and situates them in a setting that turns them into precious artifacts discovered on some long-forgotten archaeological site.
Daniel Arsham is a well-known artist with a global reputation that has been a part of a wide number of solo and group exhibitions across the world, including Paris, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Moscow, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Seoul, Sao Paulo, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and London. He is no stranger to commercial art, too, having collaborated with music stars like Pharrell Williams and megabrands like Adidas.