Art and design have certainly benefited from the 3D printing world and its liberating capabilities. Artists with 3D printers have been producing some unique geometries, seemingly “impossible” shapes, and unprecedented combinations of color and materials for many years. The release of the new Stratasys J750 multicolor3D printer has opened up even more new doors in the artistic worlds. In this blog article we will showcase the work of one ground-breaking 3D artist named Jose Sanchez.
“Polyomino” is the final stage of a two-year professional collaboration between Stratasys and Jose Sanchez, an architect, programmer and video game designer. This shape-shifting 3D printed structure can be reconfigured using magnets and recalls the building ethos of classic video games like Tetris. With more than 360,000 colors available for use on the Stratasys J750 3D Printer, Sanchez was able to allow the color to be the lead element of the piece.
“The artwork uses color as a guideline to construction,” Sanchez said. “Consisting of only two different geometries, we explored the use of color as a form of differentiating the connecting pieces. With the limitless colors available on the J750, we were able to explore the way in which different colors affect perception of the piece, mimicking areas of lightness and shade and facilitating an almost infinite number of unique mixes and blends. These options connect 3D printing with gaming strategies, allowing users to explore and interact with an artwork in an entirely new way.”
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