Daniel Chadwick was born in 1965, he 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), Daniel has a unique background in both art and engineering which simultaneously infuse his art practice.
Chadwick is best known for his mechanical evocations of nature. Variously minute or enormous in scale, many of his works are kinetic or mobile in form.
His celebrated ‘mobiles’ provide the viewer with an ordering of space, time and form, a “perfect cosmos” of sorts. Often made using modern materials such as aluminium, carbon fibre, stainless steel and acrylic, 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”.
‘4 Bar Boogie’, made especially for the 'Static/Kinetic' exhibition, marks an exciting new departure for Chadwick. It is the first of a brand-new series, each piece unique. This particular work is inspired by Pier Mondrian’s ‘Broadway Boogie Woogie’ of 1942-4.
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”. [Please see CV on consecutive page].
“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