There is a long tradition of artists making works “after” the works of their forebearers. Although utilising advanced, technological tools (e.g. 3D software / 3D printing), I am, in a way, working within that great tradition. I do not feel, however, that this project owes much to ‘appropriation’ and those contemporary artists whose works have been labeled as such.
I am searching for a way to make something equally revolutionary. I have set for myself the task of creating a new sculpture that is ‘technically unachievable by artisanal methods’ and ‘more perfect’ than the original Grecian Satyr bust – an icon of Roman and Greek sculpting.
Isaïe Bloch is a Belgian architect and founder of Eragatory which is a creative company with a focus on design for 3D printing and Creative fabrication.
Isaïe’s ongoing research and design ambitions within the plastic arts, fashion and design are focused on the correlation between craftsmanship and Additive manufacturing. Using digital tools as a new set of utensils within the arts and architecture, his designs always focus on the geometrical capacities of what digital fabrication techniques and digital tooling have to offer. Not because it is a new medium but because it offers him a very specific set of geometry to work with.