Back in 2014, German artist Mirko Reisser aka Daim was the first to create work directly onto the massive 140 square meter exhibition wall at the Swiss museum Zone Contemporaine. His recent exhibition The World Is Non Linear wrapped up in January of 2017 and once again Daim used the massive exhibition space as his own personal studio. Read on for an immersive look inside Daim’s recent exhibition and be sure to grab his latest limited edition print in his continuing DAIM-wave series Shining Backlight right here before it’s gone. . .
For this recent installation, DAIM created works directly on the wall, once again taking over the exhibition space completely. For the first time ever he used alu honeycomb panels and continued to stretch the boundaries both in color palette and style once again.
The pseudonym DAIM (at times also DEIM), which the artist also used writing graffiti since 1991, also shapes the characteristics of these works, but the four letters are not easily equated with the work itself. The game is a construction and deconstruction of the letters, their figuration and their abstraction, as the movement between two and three dimensional works is taken to extreme, pushing the boundaries and testing the viewer with each look.
Still, the one who studies the works more thoroughly will not only be able to read the works in the actual sense of the word, but also see the parallels to the monumental wall work of 2014. It is the game with the dimensions in the artworks, which is also reflected in the title of the exhibition, since linearity in mathematics defines two or more dimensions. Reisser’s style undeniably remains, which gives us a hint that it is not defined linearly, but rather leaves the visitor with the impression of a boundary that is pushed and constantly tested, expanded and also crossed. The impression of a character that is changing and evolves, but whose inner core, the human being, remains the same. Perhaps this is why Mirko Reisser sees his letters as self-portraits.
Text Courtesy of Zone Contemporaine / ReinkingProjekte
Photos by Merlin Photography Ltd.