Eroded Carrera RS 2021 C20 H30 O2 . Resin Plaster Aluminium Oxide 10 × 30.1 × 12.4 cm Limited edition of 500
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. 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, and Porsche, 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.