Dan Archer has exhibited widely in Britain including solo exhibitions at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the Royal British Society of Sculptors and a survey of leading stone sculptors at Canary Wharf in London. He also exhibited and made works at sculpture symposiums in Japan, S.Korea, Sardinia, Sweden, Germany, Dubai, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Italy and Australia. He recently completed a large work in marble at the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University ofPune in India and a work in Australia for the Palmer Biennial exhibition. He is also part time Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Loughborough University School of the Arts, English and Drama and a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.
Many of his recent works have been large scale public commissions ranging from 8.5 metre high granite obelisks to wall mounted neon forms, marble works with light projection and sculptures exploring site specific or historical contexts. His most extensive work was a sculpture dedicated to seafarers comprising an installation of 108 granite pillars with the profile of a wave, sited on a specially created earthwork beside the Bristol Channel in Portishead.
He continually develops ideas through drawings and smaller scale sculptures both in the UK and at his studio in the mountains of Asturias on Spain’s North Atlantic coast. These smaller works are in stones such as granite, Minnervois marble and alabaster, sometime in combination with light. His work often responds to enigmatic and uncanny places such as the eerie chambers inside the Red Pyramid at Dahshur near Cairo and the lost city of Tikal in Guatemala, or invokes a fragmented memory of the ancient past akin to our memories of a dream.