Author: Mirko Reisser - aka DAIM Graffiti Artist
Details: Product Description Mirko Reisser (DAIM) looks back on a career already continuing for 25 years. The Roman publishing house DRAGO is now releasing an extensive review about his oeuvre: „Mirko Reisser (DAIM) 1989-2014“.
Born 1971 in Lüneburg (Germany), currently living in Hamburg, Mirko Reisser has become known as an artist worldwide especially for his large size graffiti works in the 3D-style, in which he depicts his writer name DAIM in serial repetition and within processes of construction and deconstruction.
The book Mirko Reisser (DAIM) 1989 – 2014 is the most extensive publication of the artist’s œuvre so far. In 1989 he realized his first works in the public space – in 2014 the artist looks back on his artistic career that spans 25 years. This book gives an all-embracing insight in the work of the artist for the first time, from the beginnings of his career that started with illegal works on the street, covering the time of his studies of fine arts in Switzerland up to the present, in which his works can mostly be seen in large scale museum presentations.
This book shows the development of the works of the artist over a course of 25 years and also all important periods of his journey in more than 350 color images, of which some have never been published before. Murals, canvases, sculptures, editions, graphics and the later tapings can be seen. The images furthermore grant a look behind the scenes and show production processes of some of the artworks. The texts contained in the publication are from renowned authors: Johannes Stahl, art critic and curator, takes a look back at the historic roots of graffiti, in whose tradition the works of the artist certainly stand, but from whose liberation they also fight. By also explaining the technique of the artist, he makes it possible to look into the digital components that are involved in the process of realization of the works.
Belinda Grace Gardner, known from numerous essays about topics of contemporary art in relevant publications, approaches the work of the artist from an art historical point of view. She examines signature as content and builds bridges to protagonists of conceptual art such as On Kawara with his date paintings and Hanne Darboven, she also draws conclusions about the connection of the works to concrete poetry. Arne Rautenberg, freelance author, artist and cultural journalist, not only discusses the works in his interview with Mirko Reisser, but also completes the text-contributions in this publication by giving an insight into the person that can be found behind them. The foreword of the book is written by Rik Reinking, art collector, dealer and curator, that has been following Reissers career since its beginnings. In his text he illustrates the relationship between collector and artist. Review "[The] use of the name DAIM is becoming more and more complex. I perceive it as a kind of self-portrait ― my entire personality has impact on the works.
My development as a human being strongly corresponds to my development as an artist." About the Author Mirko Reisser, born in 1971 in Lüneburg, is an artist known worldwide for his iconic large size graffiti works in the 3D-style, in which he depicts his writer name DAIM in serial repetition within the processes of construction and deconstruction. In 1989, he realised his first works of graffiti in a public space, and created his first commissioned pieces in 1990. In 1991, right after his graduation from secondary school, he began to work as a freelance artist and called himself DAIM. In 1996 he began his studies of Fine Arts at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art (Switzerland).
Today he lives and works in Hamburg (Germany). During his artistic career, Mirko Reisser has travelled to many parts of the world and taken part in a multitude of museum and gallery exhibitions. He has also aided and initiated many internationally recognized art projects, curated and organized exhibitions and published
Languages: English, German, French