About this Artwork
This work is one of 12 similar wall objects consisting of colour lacquered MDF.
Form and colour of the object are unique.
The shape of the object is a free physical modification from the line crossing sections of Göttin's installative works called Network, an irregular grid structure running in different directions across a wall.
Daniel Göttin is a Swiss artist whose work is divided between site-specific work and coloured or painted objects for walls. He lives and works in Basel.
Göttin is working with common industrial material which can be paint, tape, wood, metal, polystyrene, plastic, carpet. The concept for an installation work depends on the site and its conditions. For his objects and paintings, he uses similar material.
His interest and concept are to examine the subjective nature of perception, and playfully responds to the characteristics of an architectural site or space and activate the viewer’s relationship to it. In the series of works made of aluminum and painted MDF, due to their simplicity, the attention is directed to the space within the object, corresponding with the reflection of light and shadow. Thus creating a new quality of perception between concrete and abstract reality.
His artistic background relates mainly to Minimal Art, Concrete Art, and Conceptual Art. Besides these art tendencies he works also with aspects of Dada/Merz, Constructivism and Arte Povera. For more than 25 years, Daniel Göttin has focused on making temporary and permanent site-specific installations and interventions, Art in Public Space, objects, paintings, drawings, collages and prints.
Göttin has organized more than 60 solo exhibitions and projects since 1990 at museums, institutions, galleries, public and private collections as well as non-profits, throughout Europe, Japan, Australia, Mexico and the United States.
Together with his partner Gerda Maise he started the philanthropic artspace Hebel_121 in Basel in 1998, offering foreign artists a platform for installative exhibitions.