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CRIS ORFESCUBiography: I create Art from Science using Technology. My art is a reflection of the technological movement. I consider NanoArt to be a more appealing and effective way to communicate with the general public and to inform people about the new technologies of the 21st Century. NanoArt is intended to make the public aware of Nanotechnology and how will this impact our lives. Nanotechnology deals with the synthesis, manipulation and characterization of matter at the sub-100 nanometers level. Nanotechnology is still an emerging area although commercial products are already on the market. Nanotechnology is a very powerful combination of technologies that could be extremely beneficial or extremely dangerous, including life threatening. I think the best way to keep things under control is Knowledge. Not only governments and military should know about these developments, but the general public at large should be informed. My images being attractive to the public from the esthetic point of view awaken the curiosity of my audience. As a result, people ask questions and have open discussions around these new technologies, and this is good because people will take informed decisions. I bring the small world in front of my audience through high resolution electron microscope scans of natural micro or nano-structures and nano-sculptures I create by physical or/and chemical processing. I paint and manipulate digitally the monochromatic electron images and print them with archival inks on canvas or fine art paper. 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. NanoArt is not Photography. The depth and three dimensions achieved in NanoArt sets this process of electron imaging apart from Photography, where images are created by photons (particles of light) rather than by electrons (electrically charged particles). The electrons penetrate deeper in the structure creating images with more depth, more natural 3D-look than the photographic images. Country: USA Birthyear: 1956 Galleries: October-November 2006, Chania, Greece THE 4th INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL CHANIA 2006 April-July 2006, San Pedro, California, USA ON SITE AT THE GATE 2006, juried exhibition, Angels Gate Gallery April-June 2006, San Diego, California, USA 2006 INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL EXHIBITION, sponsored by SONY at the Museum of the Living Artist April 2006, Manizales, Colombia THE 5th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE IMAGE, Caldas University April 2006, Anchorage, Alaska, USA SOFTCOPY, Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska March 2006, Los Angeles, California, USA TOP 40, juried exhibition, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art February 2006, Los Angeles, California, USA group show, Infusion Gallery January-February 2006, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - 12 X 12, A National Juried Exhibition of Small Scale Works of Art Todd Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University December 2005, Florence, Italy - THE 5th INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Fortezza da Basso December 2005, Miami, Florida, USA - MASTERS MYSTERY ART SHOW 2005 September 2005 March 2006, Binghamton, New York, USA - THE 15th INTERNATIONAL MINI PRINT EXPO, Roberson Museum and Science Center October 2005, Beverly Hills, California, USA - AFFAIRE IN THE GARDENS October 2005, Burbank, California, USA LEARNING AND PRODUCT EXPO: ART, Hilton Airport and Convention Center September-October 2005, Los Angeles, California, USA - SNAP TO GRID, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art August-September 2005, Pomona, California, USA - THE 2nd LATINO ART BIENNALE, Museum of Latino Art July 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WORLD MARKET CENTER DEBUT, Las Vegas Convention Center June - July 2005, Hermosa Beach, California, USA - HERMOSA BEACH ART WALK June 2005, Los Angeles, California, USA - Bank of America Plaza May 2005, Beverly Hills, California, USA - AFFAIRE IN THE GARDENS May 2005, Santa Monica, California, USA Santa Monica Civic Auditorium April 2005, Los Angeles, California, USA - NANOART and PHOTOGRAPHY February 2005, North Hollywood, California, USA - TWO MEN SHOW November 2004, Los Angeles, California, USA NANOART 2004, solo show Awards: March 2006, Los Angeles, California, USA - Winner in the international juried competition TOP 40 at Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts February 2006, London, UK Diploma of Excellence in the international juried competition REAL-TIME September 2005, Los Angeles, California, USA - Winner in the 2006 Emerging Artist Calendar juried competition August 2005, London, UK - World of Art Award for the Best in Art and Creativity May 2005, Beverly Hills, California, USA - First Place Award in the New Media category at the AFFAIRE IN THE GARDENS art show October 2005, Burbank, California, USA Honorable Mention - juried competition September 2005, Rome, Italy Finalist in the DIGITALLY 2005 juried competition May 2005, Santa Monica, California, USA - Honorary Best in Show Award - Backstreet gallery juried competition December 2004, Rome, Italy - Finalist in the BEYOND BOUNDARIES 2004 juried competition Media: other, NANOART Style: abstract Subjects: other, nano and microscopic world, nanotechnology imaging
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