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Visiting German Artist - ARTSPACE

Visiting German Artist



ARTSPACE IN NOVEMBER

MAJOR EXHIBITION BY VISITING GERMAN ARTIST KARIN SANDER

15 November - 9 December


With the support of the Goethe Institute

Karin Sander is a major German artist. Her work has been shown in New York's Museum of Modern Art and in the last Munster Sculpture Project. Her latest works are small human figures. These Lilliputian portraits are not made by hand, and they reveal nothing of the artist's touch or subjectivity. Instead she draws on advanced 3-D scanning technology, outputing the digitised image layer-by-layer in acrylic at 1:10 scale in a process called "fused deposition modeling". Finally the figures are airbrushed. So the results are really a hybrid of sculpture, photography, painting and computer art. Sander has so far invited friends, associates, and virtual strangers to be scanned, and the results are intensely and eerily human, right down to the nuances of expressions, creases in clothes, postures, eye color and hairdos. It's not like looking at miniature sculptures, but at miniaturised people. All the big and tiny details of the body are there, but so too are pronounced traces of the high tech process, the ridges of the acrylic layers from which the figures are comprised suggesting video scan lines. Twenty figures feature in the Artspace show.


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