Poly Count: Sculpting a sub-genre

Something of a sub art-genre, there’s actually a few artists out there who seem to base their work around the aesthetics of 3D/CAD and can create real sculpture from it.

First of all is British artist Benedict Radcliffe who in 2005 created a wireframe Subaru Impreza, entitled ‘Modern Japanese Classic’. He has gone on to create two wireframe Lamborghinis along with other ‘real’ wireframes under commission from Land Rover, Toyota and Nike amongst others.

Benedict Radcliffe and lambo

And from wireframes, we move to ‘low-poly’ sculptures from French artist Xavier Veilhan. Low-poly is a term used in computer based 3D modeling to describe a polygon mesh model that is made from a low number of polygons, for optimised performance (especially in video games) as opposed to a detailed high-poly model. Veilhan’s sculptures range from sharks and assorted animals to human figures such as  ‘Sophie’ which spans 2 floors of Parisian restaurant Germaine.

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