American born Danny Lane (b.1955) has been working in London since the 1980s and is one of the most commissioned artists working in glass today. He has established an international reputation for his extraordinary sculpture and furniture, which challenge the boundaries of art and design.
Danny first came to public attention in the 1980s for his pioneering broken glass furniture. His Stacking Chair (1986) is in the collection of the V&A. In the early 1990s his focus shifted to making large scale, steel and glass sculptures for public and corporate spaces.
Renowned for pioneering the use of solid volume glass in sculpture, he has developed construction techniques which rely on the strength of glass under compression. He exploits the refractive 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 realization of his sculptures.
Notable public sculpture commissions include Aether (British Land, Marble Arch House, London), 2 of One (Microsoft Research HQ Cambridge), Threshold (Mint Museum, NC, USA), Colour Eclipse (British Land, Broadgate Tower, London), Assembly Field (National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff), Borealis, a 32 meter long, 8 meter high undulating glass sculpture (General Motors for the GM Renaissance Center, Detroit), Parting of the Waves (Canary Wharf, London) and Balustrade commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Danny Lane currently works and lives in London.