Indepth Arts News: |
2001-11-30 until 2002-01-13
Joan Miro Foundation
Born in Sao Paolo in 1965, Daniel Chust Peters lives and works in Barcelona. For the last ten years he has been systematically reproducing his studio – like a biography of the spaces in which he lives – transforming it into a dolls house, a greenhouse or a bird cage, all made from a wide variety of materials. He presents this private space to the public in order to establish a closer relationship between artist and viewer.
This idea of transformation is fundamental to his entire work, and the fact of converting a work of art – traditionally an aesthetic object destined only to be looked at – into an inhabitable object with a specific function reveals his capacity for integrating art and life. The habitable nature of the work of art is a current subject of concern to many artists of his generation: the contemporary piece can be touched, experienced and used and it confronts the viewer face to face.
Daniel Chust Peter’s proposal for the Espai 13 consists of some 30 models of his own studio, made precisely to scale, which invite the viewer to sit down and concentrate on the activity going on – drawing, constructing, filling, circulating, palpating or listening.