Daniel Arsham 1/3 – Art and Architecture

Daniel Arsham est un artiste américain connu pour ses sculptures faites de cristaux et ses manipulations d’éléments architecturaux. Né à Cleveland, c’est à Miami qu’il passe la majorité de son enfance. Repéré très tôt comme un dessinateur talentueux, il entre alors en école spécialisée et pratique beaucoup la photographie. Cette époque sera marquée par l’ouragan Andrew qui occasionnera de nombreuses destructions dans la région, et notamment celle de sa maison. Ces événements le conduiront à s’intéresser à l’architecture qui occupe encore aujourd’hui une grande place dans son travail.


Daniel Arsham is an American artist known for his sculptures made of crystals and manipulations of architectural elements. Born in Cleveland, he spent most of his childhood in Miami. Spotted very early as a talented draftsman, he then enters a specialized school and practices a lot of photography. This time will be marked by the hurricane Andrew which will cause many destructions in the region, and in particular his family’s house. These events will lead him to gain interest for architecture that still occupies a large place in his work today.

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