Daniel Firman was Born in 1966 in Bron, France and he currently lives and works in New York and Bordeaux (France). We love the contemporary sculptures he creates that can’t let anyone indifferent. That’s the power of art.
With his eye-popping sculptures, Daniel Firman freezes moments of time and action in precarious balance. Nasutamanus epitomizes the concerns and methods of his practice; it is a taxidermied elephant that seems to float weightlessly in the gallery space, attached only to the wall by its trunk.
In this as in all of his works, Firman seeks to construct the presence of such amorphous concepts as time, balance, weight, action, and gravity. Other sculptures include human figures struck in precarious poses or supporting unwieldy constructions atop their shoulders. “I demand much effort of my models in order that they remain immobile until they are exhausted, and it is with this approach to time that I create sculpture,” he says.
Always focused on the body, Firman has also explored performance art—including choreographed works in which he constructs enclosures around himself—and crafted immersive, overwhelming sound installations of “Drone Music.”
Firman has the ability to suspend movement, time and energy in his pieces. his sculptures of people, made from plaster, hover somewhere between dancing and falling. His pieces are minimal yet powerful. He is unafraid to explore several outlets and media of contemporary art. he does photography, light sculpture, installation, performance, and many others. Daniel is a very versatile artist, and we love that!
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