by Lisa Solberg in New Art on Wednesday 18 January 2012

I have a major crush on Daniel Arsham. I like everything he does and has done, which also makes him very annoying to me. When you find an artist that somehow manages to accomplish this, there is no place to feel anything but respect. And exhaustion.

His first solo show in LA opens on January 20th at OHWOW, titled: The Fall, The Ball, and The Wall. The ‘wall’ alludes to Arsham’s befuddling sculptures that appear to ooze from the surface of the wall. And the ‘fall’ relates to structures that seemingly defy the laws of nature. ‘I’m trying to create a space where the architecture appears to be in movement’, he explains, ‘as if it is in the process of forming or deforming itself’. I love in his new work how he infringes the ordinary uses of architecture.