Amsterdam Art Week 17–27 Juni 21 Amsterdam Art Week 17–27 Juni 21 Amsterdam Art Week 17–27 Juni 21

Switch Up, Daniel Firman, 2020. Photography - Petra & Erik Hesmerg. Courtesy of Reflex Amsterdam

Reflex Gallery is pleased to present a selection of recent works by Daniel Firman. All sculptures in the exhibition Switch up revolve around the idea of the body and the object: the body with the object; the body without an object; the object without the body. The exhibition is constructed like a crossfade, where each sculpture becomes a planar surface on which movement from one work to another is activated.

Attitude and Gathering, two of the most important series of works, and the more recent Plastic confetti, give an extremely contemporary vision of our world.

Firman comments: “The Switch Up exhibition shows a compendium of decisions where identity is erased in favor of a globalization of information where, more broadly, object and matter end up taking their own authority and lasting autonomy. It would seem that the indecision to do with or without defines us today in a world that is constantly changing, in this contemporary intoxication of stop and go.” 

Much of the work revolves around the ideas of gesture, molding, nesting, and collage. It gives a realistic view, full of quirky and joyful humor, of a chaotic world. This is a vision of resistance orchestrated like dance movements, where the bodies perform in order to avoid irreversible slippage and collapse.

Switch Up is Firman’s first exhibition at Reflex Amsterdam. To mark the occasion, the gallery is publishing a book of his works from the last ten years.

Reflex, The Residence

You are also welcome to visit the second space Reflex, the Residence at Lijnbaansgracht 290hs. Opening hours for the Residence: Thu–Sun 12.00–18.00 and by appointment

Switch Up

Daniel Firman (FR, 1966)