Coolest Works of 3D Printed Art

In 3D printing, successive layers of material are formed under computer control to create an object. 3D printed art has unique details, with 3D printing allows any kind of subtlety and nuance of detail that requires much less handicraft time than conventional sculpture. This list represents a range of styles, textures, and functions; some beautiful and organic, other witty or humorous, and yet others introspective, eerie, and even unnerving.

Here are pictures of Mushroom chairs, nuclear cloud lamps, ghost-like trapped creatures, and more are all featured as some of the coolest pieces of 3D printed art that have been created by various artist.

Shane Hope: “Public Panopticon Powder”
Shane Hope: “Public Panopticon Powder”

In Shane Hope’s piece, he combines nano-structural, or small scale structural, reliefs that are first 3D printed and then painted to “reconcile the parts seamlessly.” From a great distance the work, “Public Panopticon Powder,” looks almost like an Impressionist painting, but up close it resembles barnacle pieces of coral reef.

 

Eric van Straaten, “Groomer”
Eric van Straaten, “Groomer”

Eric van Straaten, describes his work as  embodying “weirdly eroticized corporeality”: and weird is right. Young nudish swimmers laying on top of an older man’s head, forming a makeshift swim cap, can only be interpreted as a clash between youth and age, revealed in the focus on the physical aging of the man’s body.

 

Eric Klarenbeek, “Mycelium Chair”
Eric Klarenbeek, “Mycelium Chair”

Eric Klarenbeek’s “Mycelium Chair” also inspired by organic elements — it features mushrooms. In this piece that looks like something you may find in the same magical other world where Nuala O’Donovan’s work resides.

 

Valeriya Promokhova, “7 Davids Project: in Flowers”
Valeriya Promokhova, “7 Davids Project: in Flowers”

Michelangelo’s “David” reworked in a 3D Printed Cat sponsored series entitled “7 Davids,” by designer Valeriya Promokhova. This piece is done “in Flowers,” and the series also includes printings in spirals, splines, curves, and other designs.

 

Monika Horčicová, “The Wheel of Life”
Monika Horčicová, “The Wheel of Life”

This last piece is a wheel made up of skeleton legs that has a very pretty appearance from afar, but on closer inspection it presents a macabre, yet still thoughtful, feel. Done as 3D print artist Monika Horčicová’s Bachelor’s Thesis, “The Wheel of Life” reminds us that the future of 3D art is in good hands, and life is too short not to enjoy some of it today.

 

Veneridesign Studio, “Nuke Lamp”
Veneridesign Studio, “Nuke Lamp”

Nothing says “end of the world” better than this 3D printed nuclear lamp cloud designed by Veneridesign Studio. Over the years, we have seen so many different versions of the mushroom cloud: why not make it functional by using it as a lamp?

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