About The Artist
Daniel Nell studied fine art at TUT from 2000 and was awarded a Master degree in 2009. In preparation for his masters he traveled around the UK researching and working in various foundries in search of specific methods of casting fine art. Such rare skills he acquired are among others sand-casting, pattern-making and iron casting in old age style cupolas.
Upon conclusion of his thesis he was in the employment of Dionysus Sculpture Works where he implemented high tech technologies such as induction casting of stainless steel sculpture.
After a few years urged by a yearning to further develop his own work he founded Daniel Nell Atelier, a fine bronze foundry specializing in his own work and the work of select clients.
His work deals with the ethereal connection between man and God. He experiences the making of art as intensely private as if it was not intended for regular art purposes. In contrast he uses art as a tool to investigate his own existence as if it is a microscope through whose lens the truth may possibly be discerned.
His fascination becomes investigation of Metaphysical concepts such as
what quantum physicists call the observer and how these modern
concepts relate to an ancient belief in God and how we experience
being created, His figures may appear as if in meditation or in a
swoon of prayer, as if in their own right insisting on being created.
His sculptures are personal monument to emotions felt. Recently the
metaphysical emotions have transcended into the direct archetypal
shape of horses.
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