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WOODEN ART BETWEEN FRAGILITY AND DURABILITY

20.02.2022 till END OF MARCH | Opening: 20.02. 2022 5.30 PM

Vernissage 2 Daniel Fuchs 20.2.22

DANIEL FUCHS – SOLO EXHIBITION at Pashmin Art Gallery, Hamburg Branch

THE TWO GREAT WORKS “CREATION” AND “FIBONACCI” ARE ALREADY SOLD.

Daniel Fuchs (b. 1974) was born in Greiz, a small city in the south of Thuringia, Germany. From an early age, he felt the tension and monotony of everyday life in East Germany. He breathed a sigh of relief when the Berlin Wall and the East German regime fell, but his hopes of improving his personal situation were dashed. He did all sorts of things that did not refresh him, and then he showed his attachment to all forms of craft and artistic woodworking.

After much research and almost hard work, he has found his favorite expression in his work. His work is both simple and complex. A striking example of these two poles is his relief image, twice the size of a meter, known as „Fibonacci“, named after a medieval mathematician.

An infinite series of numbers starting with 0 and 1. Each further number corresponds to the sum of the two preceding numbers. Thus, the beginning of the number series is 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, etc. The quotient of two consecutive numbers (e.g. 55 and 89) runs more and more towards 0.618, the higher the numbers become. The quotient of one number and the next but one (e.g. 21 and 55) approaches more and more 0.382. These two quotients 0.618 and 0.382 are often used to determine the correction potential after previous price movements. The theory is based on the fact that resistance or support lines are often observed during counter-movements, at which the rate movement comes to a halt comparatively more frequently. These lines (retracements) can often be determined with high accuracy by Fibonacci ratios.

The amount of work that the artist puts into his masterpiece is beyond comprehension. For each work, he records the time it takes to finish and the amount of cuts.  “Fibonacci” took about 750 hours of work and 5,000 cuts „less than“ two millimeters thick. His work has been recognized by world-renowned art magazines such as CANS (China), Aesthetica (UK) and Parnass (Austria), L’Eventail (Belgium).

He has found a weathered root on the Calvary (sanctuary) near Bad Tölz, the pilgrimage site where the faithful retrace Christ‘s ordeal. It was with this root that his first project, entitled “Creation” began. And at this place near Bad Tölz, Daniel Fuchs put down new roots for creation in art.

Daniel Fuchs‘ works were exhibited at the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center (Latvia, October 29, 2021 to January 9, 2022) and at the Chongqing Hong Art Museum (China, September 23 to 15 February 2022) and will be exhibited at the Beijing Art Archive (April 9 to May 9, 2022).

As Marc Cremer-Thursby stated aptly in his opening speech to the exhibition:

In viewing Daniel Fuchs’s art, we feel uplifted and protected by the infinite divine unending work of creation. This is difficult to imagine for us humans, who think we were born on a certain day and then will die on a certain day. But the Logos permeates everything and we are only a small part, perhaps in comparison, hardly larger than two millimeters; the measure that Daniel Fuchs has chosen for his micro particles in order to assemble them into a macrocosm. The works of Daniel Fuchs reveal to us the formative structures behind the curtain of sensual illusion. Nevertheless,  the beauty that we see and perceive is intended by the creator and therefore, we are blameless parts in a wonderful infinite process of creation.

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