Red, yellow and blue acrylic glass, led light, red plastic on/off switch. Produced in a limited edition of 10.
'An Das Finanzamt (Good Night, Sleep Tight)', 2016 is a luminous sculpture in primary colors by German artist Edi Danartono. This light object was born out of his love/hate relationship with tax declaration, symbolised in the generic shape of a ring binder.
"... it’s always super annoying to do my taxes but once it's done, I'm really relieved and can sleep well, knowing the numbers won't change overnight..."
For the artist, the ring binder denounces the absurdity of our age of bureaucracy. As often however, the most effective criticism is enveloped with beauty and that's no different in this case. ‘An Das Finanzamt' is a real treat for the eye and serves its purpose with pleasure. This enlightened tongue-in-cheek bedside nightlight guarantees a good night's sleep, casting a picturesque gradient on its surroundings.
When switching on this transparent sculpture, it evokes vibrant color field paintings and seems to make Barnett Newman's 'Who's afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?' come to light. An empty file cover has never been so fascinating.
Nate Lights' Artist Editions is curated by Ben Van den Berghe.
read more about Edi Danartono
Edi Danartono (*1986 in Cologne) lives and works in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt am Main.
Danartono is attracted to instinctive and non-verbal communication in gestures, colors, patterns and symbols. Studying the process of image creation and in search of new visual triggers, his works take different forms including sculptures, paintings, objects, video, typography and texts, often resulting in spatial installations. Since 2014 he is a student of Tobias Rehberger at the Städelschule in Frankfurt.
Find out more: www.danartono.com