Daniel von Sturmer

Electric Light
, 2016
Installation view
Photograph: Zan Wimberley Click to enlarge

Biography

Born in Auckland, New Zealand 1972
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

Daniel von Sturmer is an innovator in the genre of video art. His work uses video installations and architectural interventions to explore how perceptions of space and time are affected by expectation. These works have a basis in the traditional media of painting and sculpture, often referencing the art historical tropes of Abstraction, Still Life, Modernism and Minimalism. His approach is experimental, testing visual perceptions and seeking to imbue the quotidian with a sense of the extraordinary as well as provoking audiences to reconsider the visual language and test propositions about reality. By playing with scale, distance and gravity through daily encountered materials such as paper clips, Blu-Tack or paint, the artist humorously questions the nature of objects and the empirically ascribed.

Recent exhibitions include: ‘Spacemakers and Roomshakers’, Art Gallery of New South Wales (2018); ‘Collective Visions: 130 Years’, Bendigo Art Gallery (2017); ‘Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize’, National Art School Gallery, Sydney (2017); ‘Electric Light’, Anna Schwartz Gallery (2016); ‘Shut up and Paint’, National Gallery of Victoria (2016); ‘These Constructs’, Anna Schwartz Gallery (2014); ‘Camera Ready Actions’, Young Projects, Los Angeles (2014). Von Sturmer represented Australia at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007.

Daniel von Sturmer’s work is represented in major Australian & international collections including: Art Gallery of New South Wales; Art Gallery of South Australia; Australian Centre for the Moving Image; Monash University Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art; National Gallery of Victoria; Queensland Art Gallery; Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden; Auckland Art Gallery; Chartwell Collection, New Zealand; and Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand.

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Bibliography

Artist website 


Exhibitions

Daniel von Sturmer

Electric Light

Daniel von Sturmer

These Constructs

Daniel von Sturmer

After Images
, Centre for Contemporary Photography

Daniel von Sturmer

small world

AES+F, Ian Burns, Daniel Crooks, Angela de la Cruz, Marco Fusinato, Shaun Gladwell, Joseph Kosuth, Yinka Shonibare, MBE (RA), Daniel von Sturmer

The Armory Show 2011
, The Armory Show

Daniel von Sturmer

The Cinema Complex
, Carriageworks

Shaun Gladwell, Antony Gormley, Joseph Kosuth, Callum Morton, Yinka Shonibare, MBE (RA), Daniel von Sturmer

The Armory Show 2010
, The Armory Show

Daniel von Sturmer

Auckland Art Fair 2009
, Auckland Art Fair

Daniel von Sturmer

Into a Vacuum of Future Events


Recent Works

Daniel von Sturmer

Electric Light (facts/figures)
, 2017
Customised moving head profile light

8 minutes 34 seconds (looped)

Daniel von Sturmer

Electric Light (backdrop 1)
, 2016
3 programmable LED lights, 3 stands, custom rubber power cables, arctic white background paper
Height variable, 2700 mm wide

Daniel von Sturmer

Electric Light (circle/boom)
, 2016
Fresnel light, boom light with programable LED bulb, 2 stands, articulated arm with suction cup, custom rubber power cables, MDF disc painted white and black
1800 mm diameter

Daniel von Sturmer

Electric Light (Fresnel/frame)
, 2016
Par can light with custom Fresnel lens, 2 stands, custom rubber power cables, MDF frame painted white and black
388 x 550 mm

Daniel von Sturmer

Electric Light (small circle/boom)
, 2016
Boom light with programmable LED bulb, stand, articulated arm with suction cup, custom rubber power cable, MDF disc painted white and black
580 mm diameter

Publications

Daniel von Sturmer

Into A Vacuum of Future Events
, 2005
Dunedin Public Art Gallery