Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
Table With Objects
Wood, raw metal, mixed media
80 x 450 x 120 cm
Multiple prepared, mostly organic objects are placed on a table. Among them small split twigs, dried fruits with simple geometric patterns carded in their rind, and small wooden and glass objects. The artist has also made small constructions from organic material, imagining man-made natural elements. These assemblages are at times so believable that one wonders what tree, bush or flower may have produced them.
Delicate sculptural works consisting of altered organic material or resembling organic objects like bark, leaves and twigs produced in the last years explore the creation and migration of forms between different formal registers in nature, art and architecture. The artist is particularly interested in forms that, while appearing familiar, cannot be related to any specific references, be they in nature or culture.
The work also exists as a presentation of the objects in five wall-mounted vitrines.