Daniel Arsham 3/3 – Follow Your Intuition

Daniel Arsham a réussi à trouver sa voie dans l’art en sortant de sa zone de confort ou en se confrontant à des exercices inhabituels. Que ce soit par la découverte de films de Salvador Dalí ou ses premiers projet photographiques, sa réflexion sur la conception d’une oeuvre plutôt que sur l’oeuvre en elle même, lui a permis de trouver sa voie. Son travail reste néanmoins très technique et demande un temps de production important. La résolution de contraintes techniques importantes et sa volonté d’inscrire son oeuvre dans des expériences narratives le conduisent à réaliser des installations à grande échelle.
C’est avec recul qu’il conseille ainsi aux jeunes artistes de faire confiance à leur intuition et de ne pas forcément chercher d’éléments rationnels dans la construction de leur oeuvre.


Daniel Arsham has managed to find his way in art by leaving his comfort zone and by facing unusual exercises. Whether by discovering Salvador Dalí’s films or his first photographic projects, his thoughts on the conception of a work rather than on the work itself, allowed him to find his way. His work remains very technical and requires significant production time. The resolution of important technical constraints and his desire to put his work into narrative experiences led him to realize large-scale installations.
It is with hindsight that he advocates for young artists to trust their intuition and not necessarily look for rational elements in the construction of their work.

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