Raphael Daden is a Nottingham/UK based sculptor working mainly with light. Raphael has been combining different materials with light for over ten years and has been working professionally on commissions within this time. He started working with resins, Acrylic, glass while casting parts of the landscape reflecting the essence of the natural environment in urban spaces.
He has developed this process by utilising raw lighting such as LEDs, Neon and other light sources and materials. In recent years Raphael has worked on many public art commissions, art council grants projects to develop his work, and has shown his work in galleries around the UK and abroad.
I feel that both light and colour have the power to transform mood, atmosphere and meaning while generating an immediate and powerful response to the viewer. Light and colour may be easily dismissed in a world where the streets and cities are saturated by electric lights and neon signs, but my sculptures abstract form and coloured light from its commercial function and in doing so emphasise their uniqueness.