Frith Street Gallery

Golden Square

17-18 Golden Square, London W1F 9JJ
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b. 1972, London

Daniel Silver is a London-based artist best known for his figurative sculptures. His practice is deeply influenced by the art of ancient Greece, Modernist sculpture, and Freudian psychoanalytic theory. Silver’s works use concrete, bronze, marble, stone, wood and clay, and often appear as monuments or totems, as if belonging to an archeological excavation. Like a contemporary Pygmalion, his figures seem to speak of the intimacy of touch and the memories inherited through material. Silver’s sculptures explore and manipulate the human figure, sometimes with brutality, at other times with the utmost sensitivity. An analyst, an archeologist and an artist, he moves constantly between styles, examining the physical and emotional impact of the body and its representation.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2016 Boat, a Public Artwork Commission awarded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust/Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity, curated by Futurecity, outside the new Cancer Centre at London Bridge
  • 2015 Rock Formations, a solo presentation at the Antikenmuseum, Basel, Switzerland for Art Basel Parcours
  • 2015 Plaster: Casts & Copies, a group exhibition at The Hepworth, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • 2015 A Statue is Present, a group exhibition at The Royal College of Psychiatrists, London
  • 2015 Contemporary Drawings, a group exhibition at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
  • 2015 Rock Formations, a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery, London
  • 2014 A Thousand Doors, a group exhibition curated by Whitechapel Gallery and NEON (Gennadius Library), Athens
  • 2013 Dig, a solo exhibition at Artangel, London
  • 2010 The Smoking Silver Father Figures, a solo exhibition at Frieze Sculpture Park, London
  • 2011 We Will Live, We Will See, a group exhibition at the Zabludowicz Collection, London
  • 2007 Heads, a solo exhibition at Camden Arts Centre, London

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Image of: Jimmy J
  • Jimmy J , 2015
  • Adel Rootstein Mannequin, onyx, metal, plaster, scrim
  • 190 x 65 x 55 cm