The glitch aesthetic doesn’t just have to be confined to the online world you can bring those machine imperfections offline too, which is exactly what artist Matthew Plummer-Fernandez does in his series Digital Natives. He uses the glitches present in technology and reimagines them into unusual kitchenware—and the results are much more impressive than your average IKEA plate or teapot.
The artist transforms mundane objects like teapots, vases, and bowls and turns them into jagged, triangulated artworks—firstly he scans the object, then distorts it through some custom software and then 3D prints the result using colored resin. Using the custom software means he can control the glitches and use them like a design tool, shaping the objects into abstract versions of themselves.
He explains the process on his site:
Everyday items such as toys and a watering can are 3D scanned using a digital camera and subjected to algorithms that distort, abstract and taint them into new primordial forms that begin to resemble early human artefacts. In some cases only close inspection reveals traces inherited from their physical predecessors. These are then 3D printed in colour resin/sandstone.
His objects will be on display from tomorrow at the 3D Printshow in London.