Daniel Arsham
OKAY
Inkjet print and Acrylic on Canvas
76 x 53"
2011
Courtesy of the artist and OHWOW

Oops and Okay follow ideas that I’ve had about creating text-based constructions - a building in which the floor plan spelled out a word. If you were in this building, you wouldn’t know that it spelled that. Architecture is such a serious endeavor, I think it’s one of the most lasting things that we can produce, and these words, these constructions, are the most banal playful things I could think of. The words have such an everyday function that they loose their meaning. There is a banality about them. Taking those things and elevating them to an architectural proportion is something that I’ve been playing with.