Interview with Daniel Arsham
Daniel Arsham engineers the impossible: he is a poet of the surreal, an architect of the strange. He moves easily between painting, drawing and sculpture, practicing each with a critical edge, informed by the other disciplines. This protean artist graduated from Cooper Union in New York City, and has emerged since as a major figure in contemporary art, and he's not even forty. Arsham has collaborated with such noted figures as the dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham, fashion designer Heidi Silmane, and musician Pharrell Williams. Arsham also collaborated in founding the Brooklyn based, interactiveSnarkitecture, an offshoot of situationist psycho-geography. He is currently working on Future Relic 02, a short film/apocalyptic vision series, in collaboration with actor and writer James Franco.