Artist and Co-founder of Snarkitecture
This year was one of future relics and monumental collaborations for Daniel Arsham. NYC-based contemporary artist Daniel Arsham is a multi-disciplinary creative who co-founded the experimental design studio Snarkitecture along with Alex Mustonen. Continuing with one of his most ambitious projects to date, Arsham released parts 03 and 04 for his thematically complex and visually arresting short film series Future Relic. First debuted in 2014, the works continue to explore the fabric of human nature in relation to time and environment. Known for his thought-provoking plaster casts of banal objects that oscillate between the past, present and future, Arsham’s oeuvre is defined by a unique narrative that transcends the boundaries of expectation. Along with the progression of his Future Relic project, the Cooper Union graduate also helped to redesign KITH’s Brooklyn storefront. Along with a string of highly acclaimed gallery exhibitions around the world, Arsham also took the time to collaborate with the Bamford Watch Department on a one-of-a-kind Rolex Milgauss dubbed “The Black Moon.” With a feature film addressing the open narratives of the first four sections of the Future Relic saga set to debut next year, Daniel’s upward trajectory into the worlds of art, design and culture are bound to continue producing some of today’s most exciting works.