Having studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Daniel Domig has exhibited widely over the past decade in both Europe and North America. This is his first UK show. The exhibition here at the Warburton, is dominated by a huge sculptural installation which squats like Gargantua, brash and unapologetic in lurid yellow rough-cut timber, disrupting and transforming the gallery space.
Often seen as an artist of mental states, Daniel Domig is nonetheless drawn back time and again to fractured forms of the body. Hovering somewhere between dream and nightmare, his works never seek to execute a preconceived plan but are the engagement between an artistic act and an inward journey. They are works whose being is their becoming, works which, to borrow a phrase from Aeschylus, ‘suffer into truth’.
We live today, in an increasingly materialistic and technocratic world, The exhibition 'When Men and Mountains Meet' seeks to explore the the human need to find, or to create, a space apart in which to consider the meaning and significance of things, the value we put on our environment and our sense of the poetic and the sacred...