3D printed models have already stunned people with its extreme possibilities. When given the opportunity artist play the part mastering their art with tr 3ad printing technology and create mesmerizing and stunning sculpture that leave us amazed with it's idea and thought. Most recently a British artist Danielle Warnecke portrayed an exemplary piece of art by turning classic painting into sculptured models with the help of 3D printing technology. These photographs and paintings have dominated art galleries for decades and some even centuries now, and to render them in a more modern way is just making it more interesting and will surely grab many eyeballs. Some of his paintings like the Girl with a Pearl Earring and Van Gogh’s Self Portrait will be on display in three London galleries over the coming weeks.
Daniel Warnecke believes his work is an amalgamation of the old traditions with new technologies and the modern society to make it more relevant among people. He further explains “This is to emphasize the fact that we may be led down new paths as creators through contemporary processes and innovative methods.” But he also argues that it's is significant to know to know about art and where they come from. “We must also look at why the masters were so successful to understand what it takes to create great portraiture and make it count.
In its due course 3D punting is still unappreciated but at tye same time is one of the highly innovative technology that can fill in th3 gap between the old and new techniques and cross it's boundaries in creating innovative and stunning creations. But he still wonders, “We are on the brink of a 3D printing revolution. But what is the legacy of these objects? Will they ever be valued as highly as a photograph or a painting?” In the process of establishing the reach and impact of 3D printing, Warnecke is planning to setup a colloquy in context to the old and new technologies, and eventually cutting out on all the subjective tendencies arising that are related to 3D printing.
Warnecke believes, "By creating modern incarcerations [sic] of famously known and iconic portraits using 3D printing, I am able to engage the audience by showing them something very familiar and recognizable but in a completely new way of viewing. This starts to open questions and makes the viewer start to reassess and consider the original sitters once again. By having a 360-degree view over the 3D printed figurine, nothing is left to hid and all of the elements which could have created subjective tendencies have been removed such as camera angle, crop, size and lighting.”
For this Warnecke has built an exceptional process for reintroducing traditional portraiture elements into 3D printing. Vintage works like the Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy and Diane Arbus’s Identical Twins were scanned with 240 DSLR cameras. These scanned files are then restyled in a modern trend, styling the Blue Boy in a track suit, on the other hand te girl is wearing ripped jeans with the Pearl Earring. Warnecke has successfully and perfectly styled both of them in a modern style.
Further these scanned files are 3D printed and then again turned into 2D through photography. “creating a tension and irony within the work,” the artist explains. Both these art works on th3 aftermath are exhibited alongside each other. “By showing the sitters in two different viewing styles, one sculptural, the audience is forced to consider the entirety of the form as it holds spatial complex dimensions […],” he explains. “[It’s] a comment on the way we perceive the 3D printed figurines as a form of portraiture.” The current projects can be seen in various areas across London if you are inspired by them you can always take a look to the art works. The 3D printed sculptures made by him will be exhibited at the Birthdaysgallery in Dalston on April 26th, and move to the GX Gallery Camberwell gallery on May 4th.