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NANOART at Angels Gate Cultural Center

Posted on March 24, 2006

Cris Orfescu

Cris Orfescu's work "Flamingo" has been selected for the "On Site at the Gate 2006" juried exhibition at the Angels Gate Cultural Center, in San Pedro, California.

Christian Orfescu - Flamingo

Juror, Rebecca Morse is curatorial associate at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in downtown Los Angeles. The exhibition will run April 30 - June 11, 2006 with an artists reception on Sunday, May 6 from 2-4 pm, during The Center's annual Open Studios, at:

Angels Gate Cultural Center
3601 South Gaffey Street
San Pedro, California 90731
Phone: 310-519-0936


NANOART is a new art form where micro/nano-sculptures created by artists/scientists through chemical/physical processes and/or natural micro/nano-structures are visualized with powerful research tools like Scanning Electron Microscope and Atomic Force Microscope. Since there is no light involved in the creation of the images of these structures/sculptures, Nanoart is different than Photography where the images are created by the particles of light, called photons. Nanoart images are created by different kinds of particles. For example, in Scanning Electron Microscope, the images are created by electrons (electrically charged particles) which penetrate dipper in the structure generating images with more depth, more natural 3D than the photographic images. Artist/scientist Cris Orfescu is taking further steps, mixing the realistic images of the micro/nano-structures with abstract colors, digitally painting the monochromatic electron scans and printing them with archival inks on canvas or fine art paper (giclee prints). This way, the scientific images become artworks and could be showcased for a large audience to educate the public with creative images that are appealing and acceptable.

To view Orfescu’s NANOART visit www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/c/criorf

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