Commission your 3D Body Scan Portrait by Karin Sander during the Armory Show
The Armory Show, New York
March 5 – 9, 2014
During this year’s Armory Show, collectors will have the unique opportunity to commission their 3D body scan portraits by German artist Karin Sander at the booth of Galerie nächst St. Stephan. Karin Sander is one of the first artists to apply 3D technology to figurative sculpture and has been developing this process since her solo exhibition at D’Amelio Terras in 2000. With recent developments in the technology, the latest 3D body scan portraits appear as 3D photographs that capture not only the posture but full appearance and color tones of the individual. This is the first time the scanner will be available in New York.
A person is scanned with a 3D Whitelight Scanner, and by selecting their own gesture, pose and accessories, visitors can shape these representations of their own figures. The 3D body scanner reads the whole surface of a person’s body. The data is then transferred to an inkjet printer which three dimensionally builds the figures layer by layer according to the whitelight scan. The “mirror image” is completed in a 1:5 scale in either grey tones or color with all the details of the original person’s pose and appearance. The artist refers to these works as self-portraits.
Karin Sander’s body scans are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.