Exploring the digital form

Koenraad Van Daele travelled to Carrara (Italy) to learn the process of sculpting in marble.
After Italy he went to artschool in Gent and learned clay modeling and moulding.
Several years later he studied art history at the university of Brussels. In the late nineties he came across the work of François Willème and his method of constructing objects with photosculpture.
The digital era emerged and today the classical studio with hammer & chisel made room for the digital studio with 3D design & printing.

Artist says: "I realised that I could work 100% in a digital environment and that digitally modeling the human figure went much faster than clay modeling. A lot of my work is inspired by what happens or which objects can be found in an artist's studio. The digital studio only requires a computer, a table and a chair. I questioned myself what to do with objects that were significant in the past like chisels, hammers, an easel, a sculpture table, the model, a drawing, a mold, etc."

As for this exact sculpture, he says that he has designed it after seeing a photo of a crowd in London trying to stop a man from jumping off a bridge.