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"MAJOR EXHIBITION BY VISITING GERMAN ARTIST KARIN SANDER"
2000-11-15 until 2000-12-09
NZ New Zealand (Aotearoa)
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.