January 10, 2012
Richmond Center for Visual Arts, room 2008
Daniel Arsham is represented by Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin Miami/ Paris. He has taken part in a number of well-received group and solo-expositions in the States and in Europe. His work has been included in a range of high-profile collections such as that of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami and the LVMH Collection and he has collaborated with visionaries such as Merce Cunningham and Hedi Slimane.
In gouaches, sculptures, and conceptual objects Arsham synthesizes a future civilization, symbolized by its architecture, where a cold, entropic beauty empowers nature over culture, something like J.G. Ballard's crystalline worlds, but where people's lives can only be guessed at or wondered about from afar.