FEATURED ARTIST: Daniel Sinsel
Daniel Sinsel’s minimal yet intricately detailed works reflect a focus on the nature sculpture and on the particular qualities and associations of the materials he uses. These materials carry meaning through their origins and historical resonances. Sinsel underscores the alchemy of using one material as the basis for representing another material. His sculptures are preoccupied with spaces, forms and textures. These tactile pieces speak of craft-based methods of construction such as weaving, folding and sewing, through which states of rigidity and flaccidity are alluded to in various forms. Despite the technical nature of their making, the result is human, sensual and anti-modernist in form.
Born in 1976 in Munich, Daniel Sinsel received his B.A. in painting from the Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, in 2002 and his M.F. in painting from the Royal College of Art in 2004. Sinsel has held solo exhibitions at Micky Schubert, Berlin (2013 & 2009), Office Baroque, Antwerp (2011), Chisenhale Gallery, London (2011); The Breeder, Athens (2008); Sadie Coles HQ, London (2012, 2009 & 2007) and Luisa Strina Sao Paulo (2006). His work has also been featured at Studio Voltaire, London (2012); Kaleidoscipe Project Space, Milan (2011); Galeria Franco Noero, Milan (2010); Jerwood Space, London (2010); Royal College of Art, London (2009); MoMA, New York (2009); Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2007); Hauser & Wirth, Zürich (2005) and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (2004).
Daniel Sinsel. Untitled, 2009. Terracotta, copper, eggshell, plaster, wheat flour, pH neutral PVA glue. 29 x 23 x 23 cm. Courtesy the artist and Micky Schubert, Berlin; Office Baroque, Brussels and Sadie Coles HQ, London.