Eyal Gever has made a name for himself by capturing and freezing catastrophic situations before turning them into 3D art.
His work involves 3D simulations, sculptural moments fabricated by 3D prints and digital prints.
The Isreali artist explains: “The process is completely autonomous, there is no human intervention through the whole process, but what’s really unique is that you can literally sense the moment, the frozen moment in the end sculpture because I’m taking this mathematical data from my simulation and printing it.”
Gever looks for that crucial moment when calamity strikes. His works include tsunamis hitting skyscrapers, bus crashes and oil spills, making his basement come home-studio a veritable disaster zone.
“The way it prints is very much like a colour inkjet printer that you know from paper and ink. In this case instead of printing ink, it prints resin and there is a UV light that solidifies every layer and kind of glues each layer to one another, and it’s a very very high resolution, very detailed quality,” he adds.
A lot of artists are now getting in on the 3D act but it is fair to say Gever has cornered the 3D “disaster” art market.