Daniel Chadwick (b. 1965) lives and works at Lypiatt Park near Stroud in Gloucestershire. Son of the late Lynn Chadwick (1914-2001), and a collaborator with Zaha Hadid (1950-2016), Chadwick has a unique background in both art and engineering which simultaneously infuse his art practice.
Working in bronze, aluminium, carbon fibre, stainless steel and acrylic, Chadwick’s oeuvre spans both kinetic and static sculptural works. Variously minute or enormous in scale, his works look to nature for their artistry.
His celebrated ‘mobiles’ provide the viewer with an ordering of space, time and form - a “perfect cosmos”. The complex and graceful balance of these kinetic works is the result of tiny motors which silently and almost imperceptibly move individual components in a dynamic dance. Chadwick says of his practice: “I make art because I want to move people and make something moving”. His static works reflect a mystical feeling for the union of the human body with the body of the natural world – both landscapes of movement and growth, and both insistent on their identification with the other.
Chadwick has exhibited worldwide and his work can be found in several significant private and public collections. Many of Chadwick’s mobiles are sited in public spaces or held in corporate collections and he has frequently been commissioned to create pieces for new buildings, tailored to reflect and celebrate the architectural philosophy behind them. Chadwicks preffered place to exhibit is his home: "I like to put my fathers (Lynn Chadwick) sculptures with my own. They go well. His are massive but the technique is delicate. Mine are light and float above his”.
“Chadwick’s sculptures for the walls, the floor, the ceiling or any other place you wish to put them are high art, on every level.” - Damien Hirst
"People have been moved by every kind of art. Daniel Chadwick’s art moves the viewer as they move themselves, as the sun makes everything move.” - Damien Hirst
“A master of suspense.” - Christies
“Chadwick’s is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter…a soothing calming influence on the mind.” - Frieze
"Chadwick's work revels in the organic beauty and harmony of his environment." - The Hub