‘Between (White)’ was first exhibited in Dani Marti’s solo show ‘Between’. This exhibition is an elegant and seductive body of work that explores the idea of a ‘between’ space that is ever-changing and ungraspable. These rope works reference Agnes Martin, both formally and conceptually. Through this gentle minimalism, we can bear witness to how the subtleties of the custom-made ropes dissolve and percolate in the space.
His use of common industrial materials is grounded in the performative act of making, where the strength of the artist’s body is present on the surface of each ‘painting’. The repetition and seriality of the group reinforces the time and effort required to make each piece by stretching the very physical act of weaving across multiple surfaces. The artist surrenders to his materials, taking direction from the corporeality of ropes, reflectors, beads and scourers in a process that is both tender and arduous. – Alanna Irwin
Dani Marti lives between Barcelona, Spain, and Cessnock, Australia. Fittingly, he has been exhibited across the globe including Singapore, Chile, Spain and across Australia. Marti is also well-known for his large-scale public commissions; notably, a monumental concrete cast of his woven ropes for Westfield on Castlereagh Street Sydney and Time is the fire in which we burn for the Hilton Hotel, with Woods Bagot, in Melbourne.