Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Daniel grew up in Canterbury, south east England. Having only studied fine art painting and drawing beforehand, Daniel discovered a fond love for sculptural materials and their inherent properties. Now diligently perusing his career as a professional sculptor, Daniel predominantly works with metals such as steel and bronze, but would love to get his hands on some molten glass. Having been awarded several grants to develop his creative ideas and being also shortlisted for the prestigious Jerwood makers award, Daniels career is set for a upward trajectory, he is an artist to keep your eye on.
About My Work:
‘I work in the same mode as organic development, governed by basic rules to retain order but driven by instinct, intuition and improvisation. Process led, my materials are never forced, but are nurtured into their ideal forms. I find metals to be best suited to this, they are a group of materials that have incredible dualities; delicacy and malleability, but, at the same time, strength and endurance.
Merging natural intuition and technical ability, pieces are developed through repetition; physical form through evolution, as if the work itself were a species.’