Inside a Painting
Tiwánee van der Horst

A handmade installation, created with the help of a self-developed 3D printer cala Ana, where surrealistic colourful shapes create a magical environment around the spectator. The fluid lines and organic shapes remind of the stroke of a paintbrush. Windows are the eyes of spaces used to connect ‘inside’ and ‘outside.

‘3D-brushstrokes 2 meters high melt together to form a large colourful wall 3D printed with recycled plastic. ’

The fluid lines and organic shapes remind of the stroke of a paintbrush. Windows are the eyes of spaces used to connect ‘inside’ and ‘outside. With this installation the visitors see how we can paint in 3D with recycled plastics. With a self-made machine, Tiwanee van der Horst can apply 3D-printing in an analog way and work towards making painting architecture. The entire installation is made by hand. Surrealistic colourful shapes create a magical environment around the spectator.

Have you ever found yourself sitting in a cramped position in front of your screen, trying to be creative? Well, I have, especially while working with CAD-software and 3D-printers as an architect. These innovations prevent us from feeling fully creative, while we slowly lose connection with our environment. What if we reframe the way we design technology? Can we balance the human-machine relationship? Tiwanee van der Horst searches for an answer through her, self-developed, intuitive 3D-printer called Ana that she uses to create unique installations.

About Tiwánee van der Horst
Graduated in Architecture at the TU Delft, Tiwánee van der Horst became fascinated by the connection between architecture and the visual arts. Inspired by 3D-print technology she developed an intuitive analogue 3D-painting machine, called Ana, that uses recycled plastic.
Her research aims to promote creative thinking and making. The balance between people, machines and the physical environment is an important theme for her that she highlights through her art and design. She continuously reaches out to disciplines such as dance and music for inspiration on intuitive expression through physical body movement.
In her latest installation, ‘Inside A Painting’, 3D-brushstrokes of 2 meters high melt together to form a large colourful wall.

In collaboration with Science Centre Delft.

More information
www.tiwaneevanderhorst.com