Daniel Sinsel

Butzenbrille, 2006
cement fondu reinforced with metal and fibreglass, blown glass, cm 8.5 x 22 x 17.5
exhibited in 2010 at Galleria Franco Noero, Torino (Italy) during the exhibition The Concrete Show

London based artist DANIEL SINSEL explores through paintings and sculptures classical themes of space, volume and illusion and combine art historical references with a personal iconography.

His sculptures reflect an interest in shape and materiality but also an interest to make evident the labour required to manipulate them. The intricate works become an index of the time invested in their making, the result of mental and meditative activity, rather than an emphasis on physical exertion or virtuosic ability.

In Butzenbrille (2006), twin disks of hand-blown “Butzenscheiben” (bull’s eye window panes) have been framed in rings of cast concrete and flanked by two concrete arms. Oversized “joke glasses” have thus been wrought in dense yet fragile materials: the thick lenses resemble alluring sweets and form miniature windows through which we see a tinctured and distorted view.

I really like his work tempered with gentle humour!

And if you are interested to this artist, I suggest you a good interview of DANIEL SINSEL for Mousse magazine published on the occasion of his solo show at the Chisenhale gallery in London earlier this year.

2 commentaires pour “Daniel Sinsel”

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