Daniel's story begins in 1996 when his father, an exceptionally gifted metallurgical engineer, sent him to Japan to learn the secrets of the centuries-old craft of metalworking to create stainless steel sculptures and art objects. Under the tutelage of Master Nagayama (Art Factory Scape in Chiba, Japan) and Master Maruyama (Maruya Kogyo in Sapporo, Japan), Daniel KAGE developed his exceptional skills and abilities and, not atypically for "apprenticing" with a Japanese master, has developed a deep devotion, respect and appreciation for this art form.
During his apprenticeship years in Japan, Daniel was fortunate to enjoy the paternal and warm support of Mr. Kusakabe, former president of Tokyo Stainless Grinding. Upon his return to Brazil, KAGE collaborated with several renowned architects and designers, offering them technical support and solutions for their projects, while he began to develop his own artwork.
After about 10 years of training, KAGE began researching "sacred" geometry, as the geometry of the five Platonic solids is also called. For the ancient Greeks, to whom we owe the mathematics and philosophy on which our understanding of the Earth is based, coined this concept of "sacred" or divine geometry, which does not have much to do with what we understand by "sacred" today. "Sacred" geometry describes the basic plan of our earth, of the universe, whose smallest components can be traced back to the Platonic solids.
“There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.”
As KAGE delved deeper into this great science, he realized that every manifestation of life on earth comes from the same source and connects us all through the Creator. The intricate patterns of "sacred" geometry are powerful mandalas that allow us to access higher dimensions and connect us to the universe.
When we understand the hidden codes of geometric shapes, we gain insight into the Creator's blueprint for the universe and the core values that unite humanity. These shapes surround us constantly, even in the air we breathe, and serve as a constant reminder of our relationship to the universe. By meditating on these sacred geometric shapes, we can align our vibrational energy with the frequency of the universe and find inner peace. As KAGE eloquently puts it, "They are a part of me and everything in the universe, an awakening to conscious love."
KAGE's fascination with the intricacies of the universe began long before his trip to Japan. Even as a child, he was fascinated by origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This love of creating three-dimensional shapes from a single sheet of paper ignited his passion for geometry, art and nature. For KAGE, these elements are the perfect means to understand the multidimensional structures in our universe while enjoying the sublime beauty of nature.
These are the roots of his unique and highly layered artistic style that references the powerful geometric shapes. His works are a testimony to the awe-inspiring nature of the universe and the wonders hidden within.