THE BREEDER
Daniel Sinsel, Untitled, 2008, oil on linen, 34 x 27.5 x 2.5 cm
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Sinsel delights in translating perishable materials into durable ones. Magazine cutouts, found objects, makeshift cardboard models – all these are brought together in tight compositions and transformed into distinct cultural objects. Meanwhile his paintings, precious and often trompe-l-oeil in effect, feature virtuosic renderings of nature, luxuriously twisting ribbons, blades, chocolate, phalluses, and homo-erotic portraits. Their underlying sensibility is both profane and ritualistic and imbues them with a dual air of intimate trophies and sacrilegious icons. In rigid, minimalist compositions, cut-out discs in skin-like surface create new sculptural objects that hover between the bodily and the abstract. Holes and pasta shapes appear as orifices and fragments of the body, then in turn as scripture and lettering, alluding to the origin of language.