Porcelain and Asian beauty are two concepts to summarize the last works by the artist Eric van Straaten. Enjoy them!
Porcelain, so fine so exotic! Porcelain is an Asian invention, an invention fruit of that delicate way of feeling of our distant brothers. When Europe knew the porcelain, they get marveled.
Of course, we had some wonderful pottery from the ancient Greek times. Fantastic designs and resistant pieces… but what about porcelain? What about its water touch and iron force? Madame de Pompadour and other legendary names were involved in the creation of European factories of porcelain, as Sevres. However, Europe always reinterprets Asian concepts… its mystic simplicity, its exhaustive search for perfection. We have always been more Baroque than Naïve.
The artist Eric van Straaten is an exception. He has been able of understanding the beautiful contradictions of porcelain. His current sculptures of Asian girls mix the perfection of a fine artwork with the spiritual simplicity of the last truth: art is a feeling which can be expressed in humble objects, in tiny sculptures of our daily life.
Eric van Straaten is currently exhibiting in Tokio, at Art Data Bank, and soon he will be in Hong Kong. There, his 3D-printing sculptures are being a success. His models, far from being just pushing a button, require great technical skill and now, he is in the land of porcelain, in his spiritual land.
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About Eric van Straaten:
After working for years in wax and resin, for the last times he has been working extensively on digital sculptures which are then ‘materialized’ with the technique called ‘rapid manufacturing’. For him, the 3D-printing technique gives a limitless freedom in almost instantly composing the images he has in mind (sizes are roughly between 25 and 90 centimeters in height).
More about Eric van Straaten: http://www.ericvanstraaten.com/