Daniel has exhibited extensively in the UK in private galleries and museums, across Europe and the States. He has undertaken numerous prestigious commissions for both private and corporate clients including Hermes, Pfizer and Enron. Daniel trained in engineering and his training as an artist is rooted in architectural design where he worked at Zaha Hadid Architects between 1987 and 1991.
He then went to study at Goldsmith College and graduated in 1989 with classmates including Damien Hirst, Tracy Emin and Gavin Turk. After graduating the circle of artists had key exhibitions at The Saatchi Gallery, London. It was during this period, now almost 25 years ago they were dubbed the Young British Artists’, or YBA, and established Britart.
Daniel Chadwick is best known for his mechanical evocation of nature. His mobile sculpture pieces are an art of balance, his principle works are made up of kinetic solar systems that revolve in complicated balance whose orbits glide in communicative accord with themselves. The large scale mobiles possess a meditative quality and are exquisitely beautiful to watch, bringing to light not only the artist’s creative flair but also his mathematical ingenuity.
Daniel’s ‘White Mobile I’ was recently exhibited along with work from other household names such as Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas and Antony Gormley in the 2010 exhibition The Crucible in Gloucester’s medieval cathedral. The exhibition was soon heralded as one of the largest and most important shows of contemporary sculpture to take place in Britain during the past decade.
‘Marry Me’ and ‘Our Green Valleys’ two of Daniel’s static pieces are as precise and flawless as his other works. They represent, through computer generation, the topography of the undulating Gloucestershire countryside where he lives and works. They represent a very new and exciting means of representing landscapes through art.
He is son of 20th century sculptor Lynn Chadwick and has exhibited at international galleries including Pangolin, London, Elaine Baker Gallery, Miami, Eli Klein Gallery, New York, Fine Art Society, London, Kinetica Museum, London, JGM Galerie, Paris, Bloomberg Space, London, Science Museum, London. His work is in private collections all round the world.