studio 1.1 is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Daniel Pasteiner. This is his second solo show with the gallery. The work continues Pasteiner's concern with flux and function, often using found materials to restructure representation in paintings whose material presence alludes to something not quite within reach. The materials in question here being alkyd and oil on solar panels, acid and sodium, pigment, foam, steel and glass.
In the artist's own words -
'The exhibition will consist of painted reclaimed solar panels, a material that I have been working with for the past decade, and a steel and glass sculpture that incorporates sodium and acid dissolving elements, the most recent incarnation of a series begun in Iceland in 2017. ‘Hyperobjects’ is a term coined by the philosopher Timothy Morton to describe systems that extend beyond human scale, for example global warming. Hyperobjects and by extension object oriented ontology is used here as a poetic lexicon for making that allows for new approaches to the perceived limits of the art object. The solar panels are directly relational to the sun and the dissolving spherical objects evoke planetary collapse.'
Daniel Pasteiner (born 1980 Kuwait City) lives and works in London and Sussex. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2007. Solo exhibitions include 'The Increase' at Andor, London; 'Compound' at Cul De Sac, London; both 2012, 'Sculpture' at the A Foundation, Liverpool, 2009; 'Twilight in the Anti-World' at Suzie Q Zurich, 2008; and 'Paintings of Colour' at Rod Barton, London, 2008. Group exhibitions include 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' SIM gallery Reykjavik 2017; 'Temporary Residency In The Unconscious' Art House Foundation at V22, London, 2012; 'Schau Fenster' Schau Ort, Zurich, 2010; Artschool/UK 2010, Cell Projects/Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2010; and 'Ventriloquist' Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, 2010.