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International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC

International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC - Taiwan Museum of Fine Art

Kissing a jellyfish Vol. 02 selected for exhibition

This post was originally posted on August 1st, 2016

Certificate and catalog of the International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC - Taiwan Museum of Fine Art

Certificate and catalog of the International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC - Taiwan Museum of Fine Art

Odys S. Stylianos' print Kissing a jellyfish Vol. 02 was selected for exhibition at the International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.

 The International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC, organized by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, has received 1240 print works from 80 different countries. 205 works have been selected through the preliminary selection, and entered the final selection.
 
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LIAO Shiou-Ping Chair of the International Final Jury

International Final Selection Comments from the Jury in the catalog of International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC 

...the artists who got into further reviews are still mostly from Asia. Some are from South America, Poland, Turkey and Greece, ... We had to leave out some great works during the process, which is a pity, but again, all of the participating works are excellent.

Odys S. Stylianos was one of the finalists and one of three Greek artists represented at this juried exhibition. His print Kissing a jellyfish Vol. 02 was one of 205 works selected and exhibited from June until August 2016 at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Kissing a jellyfish Vol. 02, which is a digital print, was one of the few prints which were created with non traditional media.

 

Certificate of the International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC

Certificate of the International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC - Taiwan Museum of Fine Art presented to Stylianos for his work signed by Director of National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and Minister of culture CHENG Li-Chiun

HSIAO Tsung-Huang Director, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Director's Preface in the catalog of International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC

...This year's artists use many different printmaking techniques to show their countries' cultural features. While works that apply traditional techniques such as woodcut and relief print are still generally better received by the jury, digital prints which emerge with the trends of our times amaze the jury members with their adversity. ...

Invitation for International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC

Invitation for International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC

 Kissing a jellyfish Vol. 02 is now part of the museum’s permanent print collection.

Image of page 78 of the catalog of International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC

Image of page 78 of the catalog of International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC

Introduction of the Biennial (quotes from the museum's website)

Established in 1983, the International Biennial Print Exhibit ROC is one of the longest running international print exhibitions in the world today. The mission of the event is to promote international cultural exchange, and to strengthen the mutual understanding of artistic values between the East and the West. The exhibition also gathers up the crème de la crème of works created by printmakers from around the world, which in turn elevates the practices and standards of printmaking artistry in our own country. The cumulative effect of these decades of effort has garnered an enthusiastic response and support from international printmakers. The biennial event has not only contributed to Taiwanese printmaking creativity and practices, but has also attained a level of respect and affirmation as a main international event in printmaking art.

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What is digital sculpture?

After printing, all the models go through a post processing stage using sculpting techniques in order to give each sculpture its unique character.

Digital sculpting, also known as Sculpt Modeling or 3D Sculpting, is the use of software that offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab, pinch or otherwise manipulate a digital object as if it were made of a real-life substance such as clay.

Digital sculpting can introduce details and achieve stylized results that would otherwise have been difficult or impossible to create using traditional sculpting techniques.

The sculpture is a digital model created using 3d digital software. We either work using traditional media making a 2D or 3D model and then we digitally design it using a proper program or we work directly in digital media.  Then,  the 3D model (digital data) is divided in layers in g-code and printed using a 3D printer.  

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), refers to processes used to create a three-dimensional object in which layers of material are formed under computer control to create an object. There many types of 3d printing. We use a Fused deposition modeling (FDM) printer, the Prusa M2 model. A small sculpture can be printed in one piece but for the large sculptures we divide the digital model in many parts. For example, the big version of Argos Stray is composed of over 50 printed parts that are weld together.

After printing, all the models go through a post processing stage using sculpting techniques in order to give each sculpture its unique character. For smoothing and polishing the final object we hand finish using natural methods or applied materials (lacquers or paint).

 

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What is digital painting?

Traditional digital painting creates an image in a stroke-by-stroke, brush-in-hand fashion, but the canvas and painting tools are digital.

Digital painting is a method of creating an art object (painting) digitally. As a method of creating an art object, it adapts traditional painting medium such as acrylic paint, oils, ink, watercolor, etc. and applies the pigment to traditional carriers, such as woven canvas cloth, paper, polyester etc. by means of computer software driving industrial robotic or office machinery (printers). As a technique, it refers to a computer graphics software program that uses a virtual canvas and virtual painting box of brushes, colors and other supplies. The virtual box contains many instruments that do not exist outside the computer, and which give a digital artwork a different look and feel from an artwork that is made the traditional way.

 

 

Digital painting differs from other forms of digital art particularly computer-generated art, in that it does not involve the computer rendering from a model. The artist uses painting techniques to create the digital painting directly on the computer. All digital painting programs try to mimic the use of physical media through various brushes and paint effects. Included in many programs are brushes that are digitally styled to represent the traditional style like oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, pen and even media such as airbrushing. There are also certain effects unique to each type of digital paint which portray the realistic effects of, for instance, watercolor on a digital "watercolor" painting. In most digital painting programs, the users can create their own brush style using a combination of texture and shape. This ability is very important in bridging the gap between traditional and digital painting.

Digital painting is also distinct from digital manipulation of photographs, in that it is an original construction “from scratch”.

The original artwork is a digital file and is not normally seen or sold. Limited edition prints are made from the digital file for exhibition and sale.

 

 

 

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