Daniel Wiener is a contemporary artist that creates colorful art of several types. Today we share the art furniture created by him, especially tables.
The artist states:
“I have a unique capacity for daydreaming. This is another way of saying that I like to lay down and drift off into another world. Another way of saying that I am good at doing nothing. I would like it if this drifting quality were present in the work. Many of my recent pieces are quite small and hang from the ceiling from filament, giving the feeling they are floating, perhaps like islands floating in the air. There is something very unexpected about this, but it also feels familiar because it partakes of the spirit of a child’s fairy tale –things coming out of nowhere, taking an imaginative leap. This to me has the logic of daydreams, a logic that children are much closer to than we are. This is not to whitewash the daydream; it also has a very dark side, and there is always something unsatisfying and disappointing about a daydream because it contains an unfulfilled wish, or something that is not there.”
He is interested in this absence, or sense of loss, that is at the heart of the imagination, of daydreaming. The endlessness of the imagination is reflected in his endlessness sequences.
“What I find I cannot talk about, and what is frequently left out when artists talk about making art, is the need to make it. While the truth seeker is looking for an answer, he is looking for an exit, an escape hatch. Sculpture, to some degree, is that escape hatch. Escape from what? Guilt, worry, anxiety, shame, self-hatred, an inability to communicate, boredom… Yet it is also these emotions, hidden beneath its “whimsical” exterior, that drive his work.
The artists makes sure everyone know the materials he uses to create such colorful pieces:
.Apoxie-Sculpt is a self-hardening clay manufactured by Aves Studios.
.Polytek 74-30 for poured rubber molds and Polygel 40 or 50 for brush-on molds.
.Aqua-Resin is an easy to use, opaque, non-toxic composite fabricating resin. It is usually used as a casting material but he uses it either to brush or pouring it over a form.
See more art furniture HERE!