Daniel Lie 2020/21
In Daniel Lie's artistic practice, time is the central factor: personal memories and family stories, cultural objects and products of nature that last long periods of time in the world and carry memories within them form the core of the artistic exploration. In relation to the duration of a lifetime, Daniel Lie's work is inspired by development processes and the transitions from one state to another.
In installations, sculptures and by linking different media, the reference objects refer to their performative properties - time, transience and presence. To address these three aspects, Lie creates installations in which organic elements, such as ageing matter, growing plants or mushrooms, become the main characters and perform their own temporality. In doing so, Lie deals with the tensions between binary thought structures such as science and religion, origin and present, rot and freshness, life and death, and attempts to break them up.
Daniel Lie is a gender-neutral Indonesian-Brazilian artist. Lie was born in Sao Paulo and currently lives in Berlin.