Words by Antti Rimminen | Images courtesy of Galerie Perrotin

New York based artist Daniel Arsham is one of the main influencers on a rebellious trend story forecasted for AW 2017-18 by FashionSnoops. His contemporary objects cast in volcanic ash as if they were found on some future archeological site are a real inspiration for many commercial product concepts to come, from cosmetics to packaging.

His latest exhibition “Circa 2345” at the Galerie Perrotin in NYC features sculptural pieces, breakthrough use of color as well as a large scale installation.

Transforming compressed elemental materials such as stone, crystal and ash into carefully chosen important cultural artefacts, Arsham offers a brief glimpse into our current culture and its signifiers, as if seen far off into the future.

In this exhibition Arsham presents new works, such as Blue Calcite Basketball Jersey, Blue Calcite Basketball Tower, and Blue Calcite Bulls Jacket amongst others. By using this particular crystalline calcite, each piece radiates an intense blue, the shock of color opening up Arsham’s artistic lexicon, a byproduct from his research and results into correcting his inherent colorblindness. Arsham introduces in this exhibition color in his sculptural work, as well as a combination of different elements, for the first time.

The exhibition runs until October 22nd 2016.

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