Posted: July 5, 2007

Nanotechnology art ain't cheap

(Nanowerk News) We came across an art gallery in Madrid, Galeria Espacio Kubiko that exhibits and sells nanotechnology inspired art by Romanian artist Chris Orfescu.
Chris writes on his own website: "My art is a reflection of the technological movement. I consider NanoArt to be a more appealing and effective way to communicate with the general public and to raise the awareness for Nanotechnology and its impact on our lives.
"I bring the small world in front of my audience through high resolution electron microscope scans of natural micro or nanostructures and nanosculptures I create by physical or/and chemical processing. I paint and manipulate digitally the monochromatic electron images and print them on canvas or fine art paper with archival inks specially formulated to last for a long time. This way, the scientific images become artworks and could be showcased for a large audience to educate the public with creative images that are appealing and acceptable.
NanoArt is not Photography. The depth and three dimensions achieved in NanoArt sets this process of electron imaging apart from Photography, where images are created by photons (particles of light) rather than by electrons (electrically charged particles). The electrons penetrate deeper in the structure creating images with more depth, more natural 3D-look than the photographic images."
The paintings and prints are on sale for prices ranging from a cool €12,900 to €29,900 (approx. $17,400 to $40,000).
This got us, here at Nanowerk, thinking... we're all enrolled in art class now.
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