One could say that Daniel Firman makes a faceless kind of sculpture, inasmuch as its formal aspects and the discourse developed are particularly mobile. For, essentially, his interest is in precisely that “moving space of art which, in his case, begins with the axis of the body of individuals so as to extend itself as far as the outer most reaches of their objective and mental projections (the commodities that model them or normalise them, the memories that constitute them)”
Thus the body casts that he makes are always engaged in a dialogue with the objects and the signs that characterise a contemporary reality: a car, an item of clothing, a computer-generated logo…
Amid this relationship of constant exchange and of reciprocal communication between beings and things,Daniel Firman chooses to bring to the surface the symptoms of a faulty organisation, of a weakness.The exhibition TOUCHER : COULÉ extends this preoccupation with previously unseen works, each of which in someway tests the space of the Grand Café. A doubt creeps in: are beings and things in their rightful places?
Fnac's collection, Paris
Diameter 200 cm
Collecrion of the artist
Courtesy Alain Gutharc gallery, Paris
Courtesy of Alain Gutharc gallery, Paris
Born in 1966 in Bron.
Lives and works in Lyon.