Daniel Bernes - Love & Secrets

Daniel Bernes - Love & Secrets
Metal - Hand signed - 2016

Daniel Bernes.

Love & Secrets.
Iron packaged heart.
Los Angeles 2017.
Size: 40 H x 37 W x 14 D.

Work of art of an iron heart. The inner part of the heart is in worked solid wood. The outer part is composed of molten iron shaped on the heart and painted with enamel.

Certificate of authenticity / work from 2016.

Art Gallery Museum 2018;
Arte Fiera Bologna 2018;
Miart Milan 2019.

The works by Daniel Bernes, an American artist of Istrian descent, inventor of iron hearts and exceptional installations, will be displayed at the Monnaie de Paris from 21 October to 8 January. The exhibition is called “Iron Man of Love” and the curator Linda Jakson specified that it is not to be understood as a retrospective exhibition of an artist who metaphorically “gave himself” but as a “post requiem” exhibition. The exhibition includes several works by the artist, the most emblematic and familiar ones but organised in a different way in order to create something astonishing again, and follows the recent installation of a pile of colourful iron tables, covered with 18-carat gold and perfectly stacked, that the artist placed in a trading centre in New York this autumn to announce his return (he had left the stage in the same place by hanging his works on the ceiling of the rotunda in the middle of the stairs).

Daniel Barnes’ sculptures are born on the computer screen and then turn into live items thanks to 3D printing. But this is not the real peculiarity: their charm lies in the ability to appear to the human eye as plastic items in continuous change, almost as if they were made of liquid matter. This effect, clearly visible in the famous packaged hearts (Love & Secrets) presented a few days ago in Chicago after a year of work, is achieved thanks to the coordinated use of molten lead and metal rotation. The sculptures are entirely handmade on strobe bases and the artist makes them rotate on a surface with a sequence that follows the proportion of the golden rule, the same that we find in the growth of many natural elements (such as shells, pine cones or sunflowers).

Lot details
Title of artwork
Love & Secrets
Hand signed
Image size
40×37 cm
Sold with frame
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