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Danny Lane (American, born 1955) has been working in London since the 1980s and is one of the most commissioned artists working in glass today. He has an international reputation for his extraordinary sculpture and furniture, which challenge the boundaries of Sculpture and Design.
Danny first came to public attention in the 1980s for his pioneering sculptural glass furniture and sculpture. In the early 1990s his focus shifted to making large scale, glass and steel sculpture for public and corporate spaces.
Renowned for pioneering solid volume sculpture in glass he has developed construction techniques which rely on the strength of glass under compression using industrial float glass. Equally, he exploits the optical nature of the material while freely manipulating its form. This synthesis of engineering, direct knowledge of materials and his intuitive creative processes are the poetic cornerstones of Danny Lane’s art.
He studied as a painter and continues to place great emphasis on drawing as a means to generate ideas. His practice remains firmly rooted within his own studio and workshops so he can maintain a ‘hands on’ approach throughout each stage of production. To accommodate his need for control and spontaneity, he retains a core team of skilled technicians who are integral to the realisation of his sculptures.