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I was born in 1969 in Leiden and grew up in Haarlem, both in The Netherlands. Up till six years ago I sculpted my detailed statues by hand before I began to learn the art of 3D design. Within a year I was able to produce my first 3D printed piece. My work was soon picked up by several known galleries and collectors. I have been successful with my 3D printed sculptures ever since.

Most of the 3D printed sculptures you will find on this website, are available at the galleries that represent me in amongst others The Netherlands, Belgium and the USA, but the 3D printed miniatures in the Humbelles Series can be ordered in the black bar of the website through PayPal. Humbelles are inspired by socalled ‘Hummels’ (kitsch little porcelain figures that are widely collected).

I am very honored to be able to let you know that my 3D printed sculpture ‘Pelican’ is being featured on the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art’s website as a representative example of work that will be exhibited as a part of the collection. Check it out here

3D Printing

In the process that is best known under the name ‘Additive Manufacturing’, a 3D-printer builds up a model layer by layer by selectively hardening liquid or powder. If this powder is a plaster-like material, a model can be directly printed in full color. The 3D-printing of delicate and colored models require great technical skills. Therefore only a few specialize in this technique and there is no artist who pushes the boundaries colorized 3D-prints as far as Eric van Straaten.