made possible in 3D computer modelling. Industrial 3D printing is the only technique that can be used to make full color digital models tangible, close to the original design. I aim for physical expressiveness in my sculptures, while preserving a certain digital feel”.
Eric van Straaten was born in 1969 in Leiden and grew up in Haarlem, both in The Netherlands.
Eric sculpted detailed statues by hand before he began to learn the art of 3D design. Within a year his work was soon picked up by several known galleries and collectors.