Daniel Silva's work typically takes the form of assemblages that inform and transform the space around them. Perception and contemplation play an integral role in forming a cohesion that is not let by a fixed narrative.
Among the materials used by Silva are beeswax, magnets, charcoal, metal and wood, all fundamental in delivering an orchestrated interplay of emotive and referential cues. Silva has studied apiculture and his latest residencies in Colombia and Japan incorporated a beekeeping component that have informed the work with concepts such as Swarm Intelligence.
Silva graduated from Central Saint Martins with a top of the class distinction in 2014 and was the recipient of the Daniel Ford Award for innovation. In 2014, shortly after graduating, he was nominated and shortlisted to the Saatchi New Sensations 2014 Art Prize. In 2015, he was one of the three artists selected to represent CSM in the UAL space at Art15.
The artist lives and works in London, United Kingdom.