In his latest exhibition at ARC ONE, Dani Marti’s dynamic woven canvases and sculptural wall pieces explore the communion that exists between the artist and his materials. Marti’s use of industrial, factory-made objects and the nature of his making process – weaving by hand at a large scale – deeply involves his body, his self, in his practice.
Skilfully woven, bent and shaped from a sensuous melange of materials such as polyester and natural ropes, metal threads, beads, reflectors and wire, which Marti affixes onto bespoke aluminium frames, these sculptural constructions have a robust sense of the physicality of their making. For Marti, his process “goes from seconds of ecstasy to hours of torture. It is a very meditative way of working.” The artist’s full body movement is engaged, and his gestural traces are inscribed in these works.
Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Wednesday 5 February 2020