ART and NANOTECHNOLOGY - Molecular and Atomic Scales Sculptures and Landscapes (nanosculptures and nanolandscapes) visualized with electron microscopes. The black and white images 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.
Monday, April 03, 2006
NANOART at Kimura Gallery
Cris Orfescu's NanoArt work was selected for the "Softcopy" exhibition at Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska, April 3-17, 2006.
This exhibition includes works of visual artists utilizing a digital description in the creative process, i.e. a digital file intended to be printed, or a digital file as a plan for a work of Art, or instructions for a work of Art. This exhibition is a collaboration between Artists who submit digital files, and the UAA Department of Art, which selected and realized the data, and designed the gallery exhibition.
Here is a fragment from "Technology enables cutting-edge curating for ‘Softcopy’" article by Meaghan Howard, in April 11, 2006 issue of The Northern Light:
Cristian Orfescu, whose medium is scanning electron microscope images, calls his artform “NanoArt.” Softcopy exhibits two of his works, both brilliant, jewel-colored pieces printed on 8 1/2’’ by 11’’ paper. They feature vivid tone-on-tone color schemes that vibrate with life. Orfescu pointed out the unique quality of his images compared to other photography — his do not require light.
“Since there is no light involved in the image creation,” Orfescu said, “NanoArt is different than photography where the images are generated by particles of light (photons). The scanning electron microscope images are generated by electrons which penetrate deeper in the structure, creating images with more depth, more natural 3-D look than the photographic images.”