New York-based Daniel Arsham has become one of the first main highlights of Design Miami. For Friedman Benda’s stand, the artist has created a unique domestic scenario heavily inspired by his 1969 Long Island home by Norman Jaffe. CovetED will be showing you the essential pieces you will find if you attend the event.
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The home in the matter is where Daniel Arsham has been living with his family. The division is, according to the artist, ‘all cedar and stone,’, and it’s a reflection of one of the many elements that inspire his work. When Marc Benda (the co-founder of Friedman Benda) saw it, he suggested to Arsham that it would be an interesting sight for the public to see this side of his work.
The installation at Design Miami is a result of the sculptural explorations gathered at an installation that mainly fictionalises a domestic setting partly conceived as a kunstkammer (cabinet of curiosities). Among some of the main pieces composing the scenario are the Cleveland Chair I, Paris Chaise Lounge I and Shanghai Chair by Daniel Arsham. There are also a couple of other interesting elements such as the Arsham’s Pasadena Sea Glass Lamp, which merges his concept of fictional archaeology with a couple of technological references.
The elements at this exhibit are also a couple of good examples of Daniel Arsham‘s unique work for Friedman Benda during a couple of years. Many of his works consist of canvases dyed in various colours, which are then accompanied by a couple of drawings and notes that give a unique touch to these sculptural works. He has the type of style that allows people to experience something like time-travelling. In a recent interview to Cultured Mag, Arsham has explained that his work is done through him taking present elements and re-forming them in materials that are associated with geological time frames.
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