How to Cast Concrete

The basic techniques for casting concrete Many people ask me questions about how I make my sculptures, so I thought I’d start a post about the process. I will update it from time to time so please leave all your thoughts and questions in the Comments section at the end. Important disclaimer:In no way I […]

Aluminium Murals

sand-casted and hand-polished recycled aluminium wall art

Sand-casted and hand-polished aluminium wall panels I did these relief works during an expat year in Indonesia. With the help of my dear friend Komang, a very talented Balinese artist, we first carved the patterns onto wood panels. Then, we had them sand-casted in recycled aluminum and carefully hand-polished. Sand-casted aluminum (after concrete…) is definitely […]

Brick project no.1

From concrete to toy bricks Step by step instructions / 9 model Set During the confinement days, my 7-year-old son and I had quite a bit of time to kill, so we decided to make some of Daddy’s concrete sculptures using our toy bricks. We tried to stick to the most basic and common pieces […]

Arcades and Arches

WANDERING IN AN INFINITE MAZE This series began around 2017 and is still ongoing. I keep telling myself it’s time to move on to other things, but somehow I always come back. Looks like I’m an addict. Back in my Arch School days, I wouldn’t have dared to pull out one of these arches. It […]

Archibots

GENERATIVE ARCHITECTURE ROBOTS In this project, I tried to answer one of those questions no one ever asked: What would happen if you mixed robots and architecture? Well… the answer is obviously ARCHIBOTS. In my teen years, I was obsessed with model-making. My epiphany occurred when I discovered the fantastic world of Games Workshop, a […]

Déambulatoire no.8

3D PRINTED SCULPTURES GENERATOR This project is part of the series of sculptures called “Déambulatoires” started in 2018. The particularity of this edition is that it was conceived simultaneously as a concrete sculpture, a model optimized for 3D printing and as a digital generative artwork The digital generative token expresses various possible stages in the […]

Metal Assemblages

Assembled steel sheet metal sculpture

BRASS AND STEEL SCULPTURES This series is a direct translation of my recent explorations with cardboard, paper, and acrylic. The metal sheets are cut using water jet machines. The steel reacts with water, producing a rusty patina effect. I find that steel and concrete both share rough, raw, and industrial qualities. Assembled Steel no.2: Disclosure […]

New Territories

BRUTALIST FUTURISTIC CITYSCAPES New Territories is the sequel to CityBlocks. It has been published on fx(hash) Sept 19, 2022 For this project, I needed about 75 base modules that I loaded  in a  “generator” very similar to the one from Cityscapes. The generated models are much more detailed and complex than in the previous project, […]

CityBlocks

GENERATIVE ARCHITECTURE AND 3D PRINTED SCULPTURES In the Cityblocks series, urban ensembles are generated with a simple click. With each iteration appears a new densely built city block. Graced with impeccable geometrical lines, devoid of any human presence, these buildings remind us of brutalist utopias like Le Corbusier’s Cité radieuse or Niemeyer’s Brasilia. But despite […]

Acrylic Assemblages

two blue acrylic laser cut sculptures

LIFE IN PLASTIC Seeing all the acrylic being used during the Pandemic, I started wondering what will happen to all that plastic when things settle down. That’s when I started thinking about acrylic designs, which could be used with discarded material. Assembling Ghost Tower no.2 https://davidumemoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/acrylic-ghost-tower-02-2.mp4 RELATED POSTS Vernaculaire Extraordinaire Solo Exhibiton, Art Mûr Gallery […]