December 13, 2012 AT 3:00 am

Marius Watz “Space Filler” At Flux Factory “Not So Silent Auction” #3dthursday

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A new 3D printed work by artist Marius Watz “Space Filler” (2012) now available at the Flux Factory online “Not So Silent Auction.” Watz has been creating limited edition releases of 3D printed work for a couple of years now, created in parallel to the development and teaching of his highly influential custom library for Processing: modelbuilder.

Proceeds from artwork sales will support Flux Factory exhibitions, commissions, residencies, and collaborative opportunities.

  • Marius Watz
  • Title & Date: Space Filler (2012)
  • Material: ABS plastic
  • Dimensions: 6″ x 4″ x 3.75″
  • Edition: 2 of 5

Description: Space Filler is a 3D printed micro-sculpture generated using a custom software system, coded by the artist. The piece is a reference to 1960′s avant-garde architecture, exploring the use of geometric structures to produce utopian forms. This specific shape is based on the use of space-filling polygons to produce a complex lattice structure.

Artist Biography: Marius Watz is a Brooklyn-based Norwegian artist working with computer code as a creative material. His work is concerned with the synthesis of form as the product of generative processes, and is known for its hard-edged geometries and vivid colors. Watz has exhibited his work widely at venues like Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Todaysart (The Hague), ITAU Cultural (Sao Paulo), Museumsquartier (Vienna), and Galleri ROM (Oslo). He is a lecturer in Interaction Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, and has led workshops and talks at Flux Factory.

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