Dan Lorrimer is a sculptor and designer living and working in Canberra. His practice incorporates sculpture and object design. At the heart of his practice is a deep understanding of materials and processes with an emphasis on creating new ways to utilise these technologies in the fields of art and design. His work illustrates a keen sense of exploration through making. Dan explores notions of movement, energy, solidity and illusion through minimalist sculptural forms, often located between the artificial and natural world.
Dan commenced his studies at the ANU School of Art in 2005, graduating in 2009. During this time he also began working with many established local artists and designers including Richard Whitley, Mathew Curtis and F!NK & Co. Through this direct contact with industry leaders, Dan has developed a passion for creating, spanning both art and product design. With unwavering dedication, Dan has developed a highly productive studio specialising in metal forming.
Surface vector is the culmination of two lines of sculptural inquiry, Fragment and Splinter Array. Each body of work focuses on notions of motion, force, illusion, growth and decay through Abstract minimalist metal forms.
Experimentation and development of metal forming techniques are at the core of Dan’s practice. The unforeseen outcomes of experimenting and process driven work is often the catalyst for both new artworks and new methods of making - leading to dynamic and skilfully made work.