Espaço Avenca


Fern branch

55 × 35 × 35 cm

Espaço Avenca (Avenca Space) delicately juxtaposes two fern fronds, showcasing their intrinsic organic and geometric qualities in an ode to intricacy and purity. It stresses nature's beauty as a work of art but also reflects Daniel Steegmann Mangrané's environmental concerns. 

To some extent, his work echoes philosopher and art historian Georges Didi-Huberman's Phasmids, An Essay on Appearance (1998). His works, such as Growing Economies, Espaço Avenca and Phasmides, are inspired by the ability of the phasmid, a twig or a leaf-like insect whose Latin name phasma means “ghost”, to appear and disappear.

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané's sculpture Espaço Avenca was presented for the first time by the Pinault Collection during the exhibition “Untitled, 2020” at the Punta della Dogana (2020).

Daniel Steegmann Mangrane's other artwork