A sculptural Triptych by Studio Phygital (Bastiaan de Nennie). Studio Phygital explores new forms by digitally altering physical objects and physically manipulating digital material. By referring in his work to ‘Maria’, ‘Soul’, ‘Pagan’, ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’, Bastiaan de Nennie directly connects to our art history. The Good, Bad and Maria are 3D printed characters that do not imply any holy status, but question ideas of worship and craftsmanship in our post-digital era. 

Bastiaan departs from a pre-digital reality: the world of things we have, mostly, experienced through their forms, colours, fragrances and textures. Once selected, these objects are 3D-scanned, the scans are dissected, and the components are used as building blocks for new digital creations.

After a multifaceted computer-based creative process, these then reappear as a new blend of phygital presences materialized in the form of 3D-printed sculptures – a new creational process that is the basis for sculptures with before unknown shapes and colors. In his figurative sculptures Bastiaan portraits both harmony and dualism as he merges the characteristics and idiosyncrasies of both fields into new creatures, simultaneously belonging to either sides.

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