Sies + Höke

Daniel Gustav Cramer

13 Feb - 15 Mar 2014

© Daniel Gustav Cramer
Untitled (Seagull) I, 2014
40 x 50 cm
Courtesy Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
Fifteen Works
13 February - 15 March 2014

In his inaugural exhibition at Sies + Höke, Daniel Gustav Cramer shows a new large-scale installation that extends across both gallery spaces.

Fifteen Works continues the artist’s exhibition series whose title is based on the number of works on display and includes a selection of photographs, sculptures, books and text works that allow a glimpse into the very personal and poetic universe of the artist. Comparable to an entanglement of vague memories, all works are joined in a sort of elliptical sequence to form a cohesive visual system. Cramer invites the viewer to enter the narrow openings between the works and go their own way. His objects and images remain at a distance, the resulting distance between the viewer and the image is part of the experience of the work.

The work Letter to Javier forms the beginning of the exhibition. A letter to a friend named Javier in which Cramer describes his inability to hold onto certain thoughts and memories. „I am writing sketching down notes. In a few days I will rewrite most. Over and over“. The letter draws an imaginary line that establishes a connection between sender and receiver and draws the viewer into the exhibition in a poetic way. Even if the individual works appear independent from each other, they act as small parts of a single image. Cramer’s convoluted system of reference and fragments of visual and text-based stories develops into a whole. Thin iron rods form a link between the works and the gallery spaces and therefore connect each element of the exhibition into a visual and conceptual dialogue, like decimals in a text.

Daniel Gustav Cramer was born in 1975 in Düsseldorf. He lives and works in Berlin. His recent solo exhibitions include: 01-72, SALTS, Basel (2014), Ten Works, Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mulhouse (2013), Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris (2013), Works, Kunsthalle Glarus (2012), Early Summer, with Haris Epaminonda, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lissabon (2012), Eight Works, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund (2010). His recent group shows include: Vereinzelt Schauer, Kunstverein Frankfurt (2013) The End of Summer, with Haris Epaminonda, dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012), Le Silence Une Fiction, MNMN, Monaco (2012), Staging the Archive, Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Elvas (2011)

Tags: Daniel Gustav Cramer, Haris Epaminonda