“My work explores connections between technology, traditional craft techniques and the user.” Shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, Mark Bloomfield’s Conform No 1-4 are experimental objects made using a combination of advanced 3D printing techniques and traditional craft. The fluidity and tactility of the material invites the observer’s participation and interaction.
Drawing inspiration from textiles and engineering, this sculptural object changes its form with each new interaction, encouraging play, observation and feedback. The material conforms in the hands of the user, but has characteristics all of its own, creating an endless dialogue of interpretation.
See the work as part of the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, opening at York Art Gallery from 8 March-14 July. Find out more here.
Lead image courtesy the artist.