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South Africa’s Art Machina features 100% 3D printed artwork

by • July 17, 2016 • No Comments

In the art world, 3D printing continues to manufacture waves of style create to the restoration of historic sculptures. Emerging artists are now finding additional and additional ways to express and expand upon their imaginations thanks to progressive innovation. In South Africa one artist is bringing advantage of the progressive innovation, creating inventive pieces that are intended to “explore the mergence of art and innovation.” Rick Treweek’s two-week exhibition at the Daville Baillie gallery, aptly named Art Machina, ran of 30th June to 14th July and featured all 3D printed pieces.

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Treweek’s new pieces tremendously combine modern create capabilities with traditional aesthetics and Art Machina_TreweekvalArt Machina_South Africaues. Treweek started his career in the gaming industry, createing characters and toys of different types of video games. His subsequent leap into 3D printing was not a long one; “it suited me perfectly as I may combine both my digital and real world designs together,” said Treweek of his interest in 3D printing innovation. Each piece in Art Machina showcases a quite organic, rustic finish and was printed with Verbatim PLA on an Ultimanufacturer 2, except the larger pieces, that were printed through a local 3D printing company called Robobeast.

One sculpture in particular represents South Africa’s locality a bit additional than the others. Pictured at a lower place, the Parktown Prawn was generated through 3D printing and 3D scanning technologies, with the assist of Jaco Moolman, an tremendous in the field of 3D scanning. Modeled after an actual Parktown Prawn–scientifically known as Libanasidus vittatus, a type of cricket exclusive to South Africa–Treweek’s interpretation showcases introduced pieces on the back, giving it an otherworldly element, to that Treweek is most inclined. After most failed attempts at replicating the insect into a 3D printable object, an acceptable scan was finally created of 3000 photos taken with a 24 MP Sony DSLR camera.

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A trailblazer in his field, Treweek continues to pave roads in artistry, gaming, and 3D printing. On the other hand his exhibition is no longer open, we are certain to hear additional of Treweek in the next. Watch the video at a lower place to learn additional of his artwork and his brand, Trobok Toys.


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