Artistic Waters

Miami native Daniel Arsham straddles structural experiment, historical inquiry and satirical wit in his ongoing interrogation of the real and the imagined. His craft takes on a functional elan with the 3D-printed Kohler Rock.01 Sink.
Words by Stacy Wynn | January 28, 2022 | People

Daniel Arsham makes installations and objects that conjure a kind of mythical contemporary archeology. In a practice that spans film, painting, sculpture and installation — and employs elements of architecture and performance — the artist distorts recognizable forms (a cereal box or classical sculpture, for example) into corroded, calcified or otherwise glitched-out artifacts. Like much of Arsham’s work, the limited-edition Kohler Rock.01 Sink is an homage to time. “Rock.01 melds the future of 3D-printing technology with the most basic methods of handcast brass,” he says. “It’s literally the new resting on top of the old, and I find that incredibly poetic. Kohler was the ideal partner to bring such a complex and futuristic design to life.” Only 99 pieces will ever be made;