Daniel Steegmann Mangrané's practice encompasses a wide range of media, including film, sculpture, sound, gardens and drawing. His work focuses on the creation and migration of forms between different formal registers in nature, art and architecture. The artist is particularly interested in forms that, while appearing familiar, cannot be related to any specific references, be it in nature or culture. Using self-imposed systems, the artist creates works that undermine the boundaries between organic and man-made aesthetics and materials, as well as between chance and rule-based principles of composition. Consequently, his works often appear both sparse and sensual.
Selected solo exhibitions include: Dog Eye, Kunsthalle Münster, Münster (2020); A Leaf-Shaped Animal Draws the Hand, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan (2019–20); Ne voulais prendre ni forme, ni chair, ni matière, Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne / Rhône-Alpes (2019); The Word for World is Forest, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham (2019); A Transparent Leaf instead of the Mouth, CCS Bard, Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, (2018); -‘– -‘-, Fundacío Tàpies, Barcelona (2018); Phantom, CAC – Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius (2018), and A Transparent Leaf Instead of the Mouth, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto (2017–18).