April 24, 2013

3D printing revolution promises content-to-print solutions that anyone can make customizable products. But molecular manufacturing and 3D printing won't merely make for an end to material scarcity as we know it.

To foreshadow an age of hacking matter, New York-based visual artist Shane Hope is presenting "Nano-Nonobjective-Oriented Ontographs" and "Qubit-Built Quilts" at Chelsea's Winkleman Gallery, showing a collection of incredibly intricate paintings, each containing thousands of 2D rendered and 3D printed models.

Shane Hope uses molecular modeling research software PyMol and crafts custom code to grow generative molecular designs and nano-scaled structures. He has hand-hobbled together from scratch a number of RepRap 3D printers which he uses to print his nanomolecular models in a vast range of colors. Then Hope collages together these 3D printed models into painterly compositions depicting things organic, inorganic, synthesizable, theoretically feasible, nonsensical, and nonobjective.

(Images credit: Shane Hope)

"Accelerating progress in nanometer-scale science and technology continues to expand the toolkit with which we can eventually assemble things from the atom up." Hope explains. "This will potentially give rise to nearly costless systems for controlling the structure of matter itself."

The resulting artworks offer visual art answers to technological singularity blindsightedness; that the future's futures can't really be foreseen.

"Forever optimistic, I put forth these pieces as plans for playborground ball pits of pure operationality all about an atomic admin access-privs picturesque. I consider them compendia serving to uncover with repleteness the interobjectivity between nanomolecular unit operations; to abandon anthropocentric narrative coherence; to show how the sum of parts is always actually much greater than the whole; to inscribe object-to-object fault lines of relata distortion on equal ontologically flattened footing with human consciousness; and to display the density of how much rather than how little now simultaneously exists like manifold meanwhiles all the way across." Hope explains.

The exhibition, Shane Hope - Nano-Nonobjective-Oriented Ontographs and Qubit-Built Quilts, runs March 29 through May 4, 2013 at Winkleman Gallery, 521 W 27th St, New York, NY.


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CornGolem wrote at 4/25/2013 1:06:29 AM:

I've seen the real sulfur minerals in New Zealand and I must say the first print is very realistic.

JD90 wrote at 4/24/2013 1:54:59 PM:

Given the stringiness, it looks more like a lot of failed prints died to make this art.

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