I have been working hard on a new series 3D designs of which a selection will hopefully be shown at the upcoming high grade art show PAN in Amsterdam by Galerie Majke Hüsstege. These new sculptures will be 3D printed in larger sizes (around 70 centimeters) and the overall theme could be described as ‘selfies‘ of girls in strange compositions with predominately animals.
From July 12 until August 24, 3D printing sculptor Eric van Straaten participates in the group-exhibition ‘Miscellaneous // The Summer Edition 2014′ at Walls Gallery Amsterdam. The images beneath are the ones Eric van Straaten will be showing.
On show will be new works of in-house artists and (inter)national guest artists and designers. The show will be an exciting and eclectic mixture of different media and styles. Large and small works on canvas, design pieces, drawings and collages, light installations and sculptures, you will be surrounded by stunning pieces.
Together with 3D printing company Cocu here in The Netherlands, I am working with an exiting new technique: full color plastic! TheProJet® 4500 is the new machine from 3D Systems and it works basically the same as the previous ZCorp I use, only the gypsum is replaced by a polymer.The greatest advantage is that the models don’t have to be impregnated after the 3D printing but come out of the printer as is. Also, the material is much stronger.
Below is the first model I made for this technique. As you can see, it is smaller than 10 cm. The spikes of the porcupine would be impossible to print in ZCorp. Right now I am working on the color (which is slightly different than with ZCorp) and after that, the minimodels I am selling in The Humbelle Series will be printed in plastic.