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The technology is becoming an increasingly important tool for artists around the globe. Niels Salventius is one such artist who uses 3D printing to create hand-drawn sculptures. ‘Salventius’Dutch artist known for His in-the-moment portraitsRecently, a collaboration collection with global clothing brand Zara focused on.
Salventius gained attention for his videos posted online a few weeks ago, showing how he used his Oculus Quest virtual sculpting software to create a collection chairs based on line drawings of his own. As I watched Salventius outline the shape a chair using his hand-held control, and saw this abstract shape being created in real-time it was clear that the only accurate way to materialize these objects was through 3D printing. Just a few more minutes scrolling through his pages revealed that he already had this idea and had 3D-printed multiple prototypes.
Digital art is real and has been proven to be valuable, but it’s still difficult to fully engage with. Considering this, Salventius asked himself how he could hold his digital works, and if they were as beautiful in reality, to which the answer is 3D printing, and digital manufacturing generally – currently the most suitable way to turn digital designs into sculptural artworks.
“The possibilities with tech are endless,”Salventius, during our interview, mentioned how he was able to transform a small room with portraits into a huge cathedral, and then back again, thanks in part to virtual reality. “The main appeal of VR, in combination with 3D printing, is that I can make hand-drawn sculptures. I don’t think there is any other technique that enables this.”
Many producers say that if a work is too abstract it cannot be created. This is a common challenge that artists face when pushing boundaries of what is currently available and what will soon exist. Salventius’ case was no different. He told us that he had tried several 3D printing services in Europe, but none of them could print his design. Shapeways in Eindhoven, using SLA technology, had no trouble printing the smaller ones. Francesco Ciriello, from ArchiMED, a digital fabrication service in Italy, brought them to life.
The accuracy of 3D printing is a feature that is only appreciated by those in the art world. ‘mistakes’In the design. For example, when Salventius creates his chairs, he does so in the moment, and in one movement, without touch-ups – leaving many opportunities for things to go ‘wrong’. “I love really the fuck ups,”He said, noting he also leaves striations. ‘fingerprint marks’This emphasizes the production process. This approach captures the organic, free-flowing, in-the-moment nature of the chairs, the designs of which are almost perfectly produced in 3D afterward – warts and all.
See more case studies on artists who use 3D printing to elevate the practice of their art. How Atang Tshikare made a 3m long, 1,000+ piece wall mounted sculptureDesktop 3D printers are a good way to get started. how Agnès Geoffray partnered with AddUp and FRAC AuvergneThe laser-fused powder steel can be used to make lace sculptures using 19th- and 20th-century model.
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