FREE Entries - Open to All Artists and Scientists - Seed Images of 3 Nanostructures are Provided for Further Artistic Creation
For more information, visit NanoArt 2011 competition site.
ART and NANOTECHNOLOGY - Nanosculptures and nanolandscapes visualized with an electron microscope. The monochromatic scans are captured in a computer, painted and manipulated digitally. The final artworks are printed on canvas or fine art paper with archival inks specially formulated to last for a long period of time.
|"Quantum Tunneling, by Orfescu|
|"NanoMaiastra, Brancusi - In Memoriam", by Orfescu|
About Cris Orfescu:
Cris Orfescu was born in Bucharest, Romania, and has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 1991. A scientist by day, he runs an analytical laboratory which uses nanotechnology to design improved lithium batteries. The molecular landscapes of various materials with which he works, measured in nanometers, are his inspiration and jumping-off point for his art. Using an electron microscope, he manipulates compounds and chemicals to create nano-sculptures, captures the images, which he then blows up into large artworks, digitizes, and applies color. A self-taught artist, he has been experimenting for over 40 years with different media and art forms, including digital art, murals, acrylic and oil painting, mixed media, and collage. 'NanoArt', a term he has coined, reflects the transition from Science to Art through Technology.
Orfescu has shown his works in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the
Here are some extracts from prestigious publications about his work:
"...artists face a fundamental hurdle" trying to represent "the molecular landscapes of various materials, where features are measured in nanometers... For abstractionists like Mr. Orfescu though, such limitations are simply invitations to let color and shape-shifting run wild." (The New York Times)
"Artist and scientist Cris Orfescu manipulates chemicals and creates nano-sculptures, which he then blows up into large artworks with an electron scanning microscope." (The Wall Street Journal)
"Shouting their presence in loud shades of red, blue and yellow, artist and scientist Cris Orfescu's images look first like abstract pieces. The colorful curves, angular lines and sudden bursts that command the canvases appear to be the fantastical expression of the artist's whim and creative taste...Orfescu's partner in the exhibit, photographer Rick Chinelli, said "personally, I think that Cris works on another level both physically and mentally." (
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FREE Entries - Open to All Artists and Scientists - Seed Images of 3 Nanosculptures are Provided for Further Artistic Creation
Submission deadline January 15, 2010
The worldwide competition NanoArt 2009 is open to all artists 18 years and older. The online exhibition will open for public on January 20, 2010.
Jurors: Dr. Pilar Irala (PhD, History of Art), world renowned photographer, expert on contemporary art, photography, and new technologies, and member of the International Association of Art Critics; apart from her activity as international photographer, Art critic and curator, she is currently Professor of Photography and Contemporary Art at San Jorge University (Spain) and co-director of the contemporary photography and music ensemble animAMusicae; Guillermo Muñoz, physicist and PhD candidate in Photonics, works in the field of Nanotechnology at Material Science Institute of Valencia University (Spain); he is part of the 'Piratas de la Ciencia' science communication group and is working as moderator for the international Art and Science network Yasmin; recently, he curated the NanoArt exhibition 'Nanoconfluencias: miradas artísticas hacia lo infinitamente pequeño'.
For the 4th edition of this competition, nanoart21.org founded by artist and scientist Cris Orfescu (www.crisorfescu.com and www.absolutearts.com/nanoart) will provide 3 high resolution monochromatic electron scans of nanosculptures created by him. The participating artists will have to alter the provided image(s) in any artistic way to finish the artistic-scientific process and create NanoArt work(s). The artists and scientists are strongly encouraged to participate with their own images as long as these visualize micro or nanostructures.
The artists can participate with up to 5 images (artworks). All submitted works will be exhibited on the nanoart21.org site until March 31, 2010, together with artist's name, a short description of the artistic process, and artist's web site and e-mail. The top 10 artists will be exhibited on nanoart21.org site for one full year and will be invited to exhibit at the 3rd edition of The International Festival of NanoArt. The previous editions of the festival were held in Finland and Germany
NanoArt is a new art discipline at the art-science-technology intersections. It features nanolandscapes (molecular and atomic landscapes which are natural structures of matter at molecular and atomic scales) and nanosculptures (structures created by scientists and artists by manipulating matter at molecular and atomic scales using chemical and physical processes). These structures are visualized with powerful research tools like scanning electron microscopes and atomic force microscopes and their scientific images are captured and further processed by using different artistic techniques to convert them into artworks showcased for large audiences. To read more about NanoArt and Nanotechnology please visit http://nanoart21.org.For the Latest News on Art, Science, Technology, Follow me on TWITTER @ http://twitter.com/nanoart
Orfescu will donate a NanoArt limited edition print to IRSCA Gifted Education “PAY IT FORWARD” International Exhibition.
« Pay it Forward » to the generations to come, by DONATING AN ARTWORK for gifted and talented children!
Gifted Children of Romania need their FIRST Gifted Education Center in their country. A center where they can learn, where their TALENTS, DREAMS and ABILITIES can be supported to reach their maximum potential. This center costs $1 mil. Any one of us can contribute to this wonderful work.
Gifted children need hope. They shall be offered the support from people with great souls, who understand how much they need support NOW.
Between 24 October – 7 November 2009 – IRSCA Gifted Education will organize an international exhibition and auction with the artworks received. This will create a powerful awareness on the issue. All artworks purchased with this occasion will help realize the funds needed for the center. All artworks will be published online and artists shall be acknowledged for their work. Donors, at their express wish, will receive an official Certificate of Ambassador of the generation of gifted children.
The Gifted Education Center online: www.giftededu.org
All artworks donated must be accompanied by a CERTIFICATE OF DONATION from the artist in favor of non-profit Association, IRSCA Gifted Education, registered in the Romanian Associations and Foundations Registry with #36/13.09.2004.
Details on the 1-page-CERTIFICATE: http://www.supradotati.ro/resurse/certificate-of-donation.pdf
WHO CAN APPLY ?
WHAT CAN YOU DONATE?
Recommended: We recommend that you send along with your artwork your – artistic statement – a description of the artwork – what made you support us? THANK YOU
You will be announced if your artwork has been sold, and also the name/company of the buyer.
If your artwork has not been sold in this first edition of the Pay It Forward International Exhibition, it will be included in the next one.
For any QUESTIONS please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Honorary Ambassador of the First Gifted Education Center for gifted & talented children in Romania
NanoArt is a new art discipline at the art-science-technology intersections. It features nanolandscapes (molecular and atomic landscapes which are natural structures of matter at molecular and atomic scales) and nanosculptures (structures created by scientists and artists by manipulating matter at molecular and atomic scales using chemical and physical processes). These structures are visualized with powerful research tools like scanning electron microscopes and atomic force microscopes and their scientific images are captured and further processed by using different artistic techniques to convert them into artworks showcased for large audiences.
NanoArt is the expression of the New Technological Revolution reflecting the transition from Science to Art using Technology and could be for the 21st Century what Photography was for the 20th Century. Over the past two decades the ability to measure and manipulate matter at atomic and molecular scales has led to the discovery of novel materials and phenomena. These advances underlie the multidisciplinary areas known today as Nanotechnology. The responsible development and application of Nanotechnology could lead to create jobs and economic growth, to enhance national security, and to improve the quality of life. Some of the benefits would be cleaner manufacturing processes, stronger and lighter building materials, smaller and faster computers, and more powerful ways to detect and treat disease. NanoArt is aimed to raise the public awareness of Nanotechnology and its impact on our lives.
For updated information about the event, please check the event site at http://www.fundacionprincipedeasturias.org/ing/00/index.html.
To view Orfescu's work visit http://www.crisorfescu.com/ or www.absolutearts.com/nanoart