ARC ONE Gallery is delighted to present Blue on Blue, a new exhibition by Barcelona-born artist, Dani Marti.
In his latest exhibition, Dani Marti's dynamic woven canvases and sculptural wall pieces explore the communion that exists between the artist and his materials. Marti's use of industrial, factory-made objects and the nature of his making process - weaving by hand at a large scale - deeply involves his body, his self, in his practice.
Skilfully woven, bent and shaped from a sensuous melange of materials such as polyester and natural ropes, metal threads, beads, reflectors and wire, which Marti affixes onto bespoke aluminium frames, these sculptural constructions have a robust sense of the physicality of their making. The artist's full body movement is engaged, and his gestural traces are inscribed in these works. For Marti, his process "goes from seconds of ecstasy to hours of torture. It is a very meditative way of working."
Citing influences such as Lucio Fontana, Kasmir Malevich, and Frank Stella, these works partake of their abstract visual language. In Blue on Blue Marti's interest in the formal qualities of his materials has reached new heights as he employs a reductive approach to arrest the viewer in the surface and encourage a moment of contemplation. With their luscious monochromatic palette, rich texture, repeated geometric forms, and pure materialism these woven canvases and wall sculptures bring the beauty of Minimalism down to earth.
Press release courtesy Arc One Gallery.