DIGITAL MINING & OIL PAINTING

PS, 2018, materials : PE, HDPE, POM, PCL, PS, PC, PETG, PTFE, PA, HMA, PU, Polyester, Fiberglass.

PT, 2018, materials : PS, PC, PE, HDPE, POM, PCL, PETG, PTFE, PA, HMA, PU, Silicon, Polyester, Fiberglass.

 

 

Thick smears of pigment cover the computer screen in the form of a Kim Kardashian selfie, a Bob Ross YouTube video, and cult Japanese figure Hatsune Miku. By painting popular internet images onto this window to the digital world, Théophile Blandet closes our access to its omniscience. In ‘Fountain of Knowledge’, the painted images freeze the screen, just as we become frozen in the face of the sheer volume spilling out. The efficiency of technology is reduced to zero and becomes obsolete. The paintings are the opposite of the original images. They take hours, even days to make and have a physical staying power.

FOUNTAIN

 

OF

 

KNOWLEDGE

FOUNTAIN

 

OF

 

MONEY

photo byYoko wong

photo by Femke Reijerman

Past exhibition :

2018

 

Morph, DDW Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Mutant Matter, Dutch invertuals DDW Eindhoven,The Netherlands

La Totale, Les Moulins, France

Functional Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Lost and Found in the Sights, GuangZhou, China

Lowlands festival, The Netherlands.

(Not for Sale), Design Academy Eindhoven, Salone Del Mobile, Milan, Italy

Mutant Matter, Dutch Invertuals, Salone Del Mobile, Milan, Italy

Art Rotterdam,  Fons Welters Gallery, Netherlands

Solo Show, Founains of Knowledge, Fons Welters Gallery, Netherlands

 

2017

 

Graduation Show, Design academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands

 

Awards and Grands

Stimuliering fund Talent Development 2018

Kick That Ass Award 2017

 

photo by Femke Reijerman

inside vue of the bitcoin mining with the red aluminium petals cooling systeme

‘Fountain of Money’ explores the idea of a digital deluge from another angle. This sculpture generates a constant flow of digital currency. A large cooling tube keeps the computer processors inside from overheating, which is reflected in the design, balanced atop carved flames of resin. And, unlike the money shooting out indiscriminately, the sculpture itself is carefully crafted. Both the painted screens and the money machine pour forth such unlimited streams that we are awash with abundance. What does it take to stem the tide?

 

Start of the digital money production December 2017

prototype avaible 3,1฿

Digital mining system for home

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