Weâ€™re no stranger to Daniel Arsham‘ s figural sculptures (previously here and here), works that use basic materials like broken glass or hydrostone to produce life-size human figures and technological objects like boom boxes, cameras, and video game controllers.
In his newer works Arsham focuses more intently on the human figure, creating full bodies and discreteÂ gestures like hands folded in prayer, clasped together, or clutching a basketball. In each, the sculpture is seen in various states of decay, chunks missing from the work like it hasÂ been eaten away by some menacing force. Erosion is most apparent within theÂ full body sculptures as entire knees, legs, and torsos are removed from the form. Like earlier work these sculptures keep a neutral paletteâ€”the pyrite, hydro stone, selenite, and obsidian used in their construction giving each a matte gray in order to focus on their crumbling form.