Danny Lane Moderator
American born Danny Lane 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, Industry and Design.
Renowned for pioneering the use of float glass in sculpture, he has developed construction techniques using the strength of glass under compression. He exploits the refractive nature of the material while freely manipulating its form. For his larger scale commissions, Danny has worked closely with structural engineers; Antony Smith (Arup , IPIG.) Tim MacFarlane, Arup, Whitby & Bird, and Ed Moseley at AKT and This synthesis of engineering, direct knowledge of materials and Lane’s intuitive creative processes are the poetic cornerstones of Danny Lane’s art.
Notable sculpture commissions include Borealis, 8 x 35m glass wave General Motors HQ (SOM)for the GM 2 of One (Microsoft Research HQ Cambridge) Colour Eclipse (British Land’s Broadgate Tower, London); Assembly Field, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff, Richard Rogers, Parting of the Waves Canary Wharf, London.
Danny is currently developing unprecedented thick castings in float and optical glass in his west London studio. Danny Lane’s work is in museums, private and corporate collections worldwide.