Daniel Chadwick lives and works in Gloucestershire. As a contributor to the design team at Zaha Hadid Architects, he was involved with a number of international projects before deciding to concentrate on his sculpture.
His work often incorporates humour and wit, using modern materials and bright colours to convey a sense of fun. Natural elements are made minute or enormous in scale and many works are kinetic or mobile in form. Chadwick’s engineering background is reflected in the complex and graceful balance of his kinetic works in which tiny solar-powered motors silently and almost imperceptibly move individual components in an intricate ballet.
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.