3D Printing at The Other Art Fair

Can CAD software be considered a canvas?  Can powdered nylon be considered paint?  Can a laser be considered a paintbrush?

We at Modla like to think so and have had the privilege to showcase some of our 3D printed artwork at The Other Art Fair in Brick Lane, London.  We had on display a 3D printed collaboration with Dan Hillier, an SLS nylon version of his Nothing Matters screen print.  We also collaborated with James Hopkins on the Audi D8 to R8 3D Print.

Our ‘Beer Today, Gone Tomorrow’ flying beer bottles were suspended from the rafters and a selection of letters from the Arkitypo project were on display.

3D printing is commonly used within the engineering and product industry for creating prototypes and moulds, however this format of creation is increasingly being used within the art and fashion world.  We wanted to see what we could achieve by taking our engineering, product and architectural backgrounds and applying our 3D CAD software and 3D printing skills to an artistic medium.

What do you think, can 3D printing be considered art?  Leave your comments and opinions below.

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Me, holding the Modla, James Hopkins collaboration Audi 3D print.

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Nothing Matters – Modla, Dan Hillier collaboration.

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I very much enjoyed talking with people about 3D printing and the possibilities of such technology.

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2 thoughts on “3D Printing at The Other Art Fair

  1. shaz says:

    I love the concept of 3d print and is the reason why i am at Ravensbourne. You only displayed a small amount of the work Modla has created, I specifically love the spiral staircase which demonstrates the level of detail 3D print can produce. I am looking forward to taking 3D print to another level just like Modla have.

    • Thanks for your comment Shaz. I’m really glad to hear your enthusiasm for 3D printing. The spiral staircase fits more into the architectural prints we do, however it is such a beautiful piece that it could very well be a piece of art!

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