Das Platforms / Contemporary Art

Dark Heart: Dani Marti


20 Mar 2014


Dani Marti 
ARMOUR, 2012–13
rope, rubber and leather, dimenstions variable.
© Dani Marti. Courtesy BREENSPACE, Sydney; ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne and Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide.


Dani Marti’s Armour is a series of suspended sculptures woven in synthetic rope, leather and industrial rubber. The artist’s viewing of Samurai armour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York provoked the creation of this series. Marti, who trained in Catalan tapestry techniques, has employed the same knot used in the body-wrapping forms of a Samurai’s garments to create his own shadow warriors.

A selection of etchings from Goya’s Los Caprichos, drawn from the Gallery’s collection, have been included in Marti’s Adelaide Biennial installation, staging a conversation between two artists of Spanish descent across more than 200 years of human history.



Dark Heart
2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art
Curated by Nick Mitzevich
01 March – 11 May 2014
Art Gallery of South Austrlia



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