Ignas van Rijckevorsel is a visual artist living and working in Amsterdam, NL.
In 2020, he graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, VAV – Department of Moving Image.
In his practise, Ignas focuses on the meeting point between the physical world and the digital one. His interest lies in the translation of matter between digital and physical states. He works mostly with 3D animation, 3D modelling and 3D printing to create videos and sculptural installations. He is curious how digital programs make sense of physical shapes, and how programs can act in organic ways themselves. In previous works he has 3D scanned large rock formations, cliff faces and even moving sea water to observe how a program creates its own interpretation of natural artefacts. Not being skilled in CAD or design drawing, Ignas often creates 3D models by hand shaping clay and then 3D scanning the clay. He finds that this gives a more playful approach to 3D modelling where the maker’s hand is visible in the digital shapes. Ignas likes to allow the computer and its software to have a say in the results of his artworks, with the belief that when software is used a bit more loosely than it was intended, it can give us a glimpse of the mathematical principles that it has been built upon.
In examining both ends of the threads that are tied between the digital and physical world, Ignas understands that these two worlds are not as separate as we often expect.
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