Florea’s concept Camaro 3D printed art car is a work of some degree of reverse modification wherein the purpose of making changes is to render the car incapable of a drive. He’s used a functional car and turned it into a non-functional Camaro 3D printed art car, essentially a piece of creativity. The coming together of a stationary car with elaborate embellishments brings forth a contrast that generates dialog in regards to form and function.
Auto industry pigments developed today are easily making a foray to artist paints and materials, a complete reversal in trends earlier, when pigments were developed and extracted by artists, and thereafter adopted by textile, architectural and later, the auto industry.
Ioan Florea’s pigment fused deposition transfer method is based on fusing pure pigments using heat and other methods of curing to create high intensity surfaces and textures. The artist is introducing a Supertextural concept, different to Superflat introduced by artist Takashi Murikami in the early 90’s. The art technique is using alongside 3D printing fused modeling deposition so plastic is extruded and deposited in layers to create a multidimensional object. Imagery and 3D shape generation is attributed to a numeric code resulting in endless variations and possibilities. Ioan terms it as Virtual Archaeology. The Camaro 3D printed art car shapes used are the first Digital ready-made archetypes that that one will ever see and feel.
Camaro 3D printed art car project is being completed during NYIAS 2015 using self-cloning 3D printers capable of self-reproducing, and working non-stop to create intricate shapes. From a non artistic viewpoint, a once usable car now wears bright paint solidified honeycombs that have been stuck on all surfaces in no particular order.