3D art is a fascinating art form that is growing rapidly in popularity. Now, more than ever before, artists are able to manifest their own worlds. Moving beyond traditional, flat art, this art form encompasses the three dimensions of length, width, and depth in an immersive and spatial experience. There are several software applications that artists use for 3D modeling and sculpting, like Blender, Cinema 4D, Modo, and ZBrush.
There is a rich variety of artwork and styles that are created in 3D. I am delighted to highlight three 3D artworks that I am currently intrigued with:
- Sanka Librado, The Inspiration
Sanka Librado is an emerging artist based in the Canary Islands. This series, My Journey, beautifully depicts the journey of the artist. This piece is the third and final work, completing the three-part series. The Inspiration is quietly reflective, as the artist sits by the fire, underneath the stars, contemplating his next creation. I am captivated by the sustained pink hues and the concept which is so relatable to fellow creators. Sanka works with his sister, Cris, a musician and producer who composes the music that so brilliantly accompanies and completes the piece.
2. Zigor, 00 / Discrepance
3D artist Zigor created this playful computer-generated series, discrepant objects, which explores objects and shapes outside of their typical environments. I adore the genesis piece, 00 / Discrepance, with the wild pink floating bubble and the energizing music, which the artist composed. Zigor’s work is always of the highest technical and artistic quality with his own stamp of whimsy.
3. Anthony Azekwoh, Tẹ́níọlá
Self-taught Nigerian artist Anthony Azekwoh created fascinating three-dimensional sculptural busts of Nigerian women. This series, Afrocentric, celebrates Nigerian and broader African cultures. Tẹ́níọlá appears just like a classical portrait bust sculpted in marble or stone that you would see in an art or history museum. Azekwoh allows the viewer to experience the sculpture in the round, with the work rotating as if the viewer is walking around it, viewing it from all sides. Although the woman is in traditional clothing, her distinct personality and contemporary sensibility shine through, asserting herself with a nose ring, slim sunglasses, and sly smile.