Daniel Zakh is a Russian sculptor, artist, architect.
In his works, Daniel Zakh explores the boundaries between architecture, sculpture, visual arts, programming.
Following the achievements of modern humanitarian and urban studies concerning the understanding of space, Daniel refuses to consider space as a container filled with different objects. On the contrary, space is understood as a field saturated with the interaction of different forces. The sculpture is not just an independent object, but a result of these forces actions, and it subsequently organizes the space around itself.
Daniel Zakh works completely different compared to the traditional method of work, where the sculptor moves from the concept directly to the action with the material. Daniel begins the creation of a sculptural object with a description of the logic of the forces that form the unique character of the sculpture. This approach often leads to unexpected results. The creative process passes from the dimension of direct interaction with the form to the dimension of algorithmic formation.
Daniel Zakh graduated from the Zaha Hadid Studio at the Vienna University of Applied Arts (Austria) with distinction. Afterwards he worked for a year in Zaha Hadid Architects (London, UK). Realizing that the work in a prestigious but large corporation does not give an opportunity to create art, Daniel returned to Russia, where he has begun to work on his first independent projects, developing his teacher’s, architect Zaha Hadid, aesthetic search