MGA. DANIEL PAUL
Trans Digital Sculptor Artist
Born in 1984 in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Europe, Planet Earth. I graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague.
From time immemorial, I have devoted myself to material. Discovering its potential and exploring possible approaches, that gradually lead me to its subordination. My work is permeated by technological development, first I dug into the clay, and then worked the wood, I subdued the metals, and today I work in a virtual space.
An important inspiration for me is matter, and its sensory transmission, such as shape, weight, luminosity, structure, reflection and smell.
In 2009, I was really fascinated by the potential of 3D printing in terms of transferring a virtual model into reality. After graduating, I work fully in art in the entertainment industry with a focus on classical craft and digital technologies. From the experience of being in the dark in 2019, I begin own independent TurboFolk sculptures that serves as a way of expressing what I perceive in a world that we all share.
Realistic figural works are a language that tells a concrete story that may appear abstract, but it’s always based on an ethical and moral dilemma, and may have an ambiguous interpretation that depends on the viewer’s point of view. Work has never been seen as a product of eternity, but as a record of a particularly entertaining process.
2014 - 2019
Model Maker – Prague Chuchle Workshop
Member of the Production Team
Production of sculptural and technical props, decorations for movie and advertising.
2006 - 2013
Competition, Production designs, Visualization, Realization.
2003 „Altar in the forest“, Máslovice, made from newfound materials
2003 „Rearing up“ (Christ), Dolní Počernice, Prague, horn-beam wood
2004 „Lizard“ Hradec nad Moravicí, stone
2004 „Fish on shore“, Dolní Počernice, Prague, wood
2004 „Dead drop“, park in Vysočany, Prague, wood
2004 „Crucifix“, Županovice, Vltava river, wood
2005 „Saint Sebastian“, Prčice, wood
2005 „Swerve from aim“, Hradec nad Moravicí, Opava, straw
2006 „Permanent address“, near Opava: on field, straw
2007 „Fade tree“, Botanical garden in Prague – Trója, wood
2009 „AgnusDei“ chapel, Albertovec, Ostrava, wall painting
2009 „Head“, passageway U Hájků, Prague, wood
2010 Monument to victims of the Second World War, Dolni Pocernice Prague
2011 Mister John Hus, Bethlehem Chapel, Bethlehem Square, Prague
2012 St. John of Nepomuk, Bzova, Beroun district
2014 Ing. Otakar Zachar, Tocnik 1, Beroun district
2005 silver coin, 150 year anniversary of the SUPŠS in Kamenický Šenov, CNB
2005 gold coin, National cultural monument Klementinum in Prague – Observatory, CNB
2005 gold coin, National cultural monument – paper mill in Velké Losiny, CNB
2006 gold coin, Cultural Monument Ševčinský mine Pribram – Birch Mountain, CNB
2006 silver coin, 550 years establishment of the Unity of Brethren CNB
2006 Memorial, public execution of 27 Czech lords on the Old Town Square 1621 in Prague
2007 silver coin, 100th birthday Jarmila Novotna, CNB
2008 silver coin, 150th anniversary of the birth of Gustav Mahler, CNB
2008 CCCP vs USA, U.S. Missile Defence in Tábor city
2009 Memorial II. World War, Dolní Počernice, Prague
2009 Head Tree, Prague – Prosek
2018 Sculptures for Brno – architect Adolf Loos
2003 Mine Mayrau-Kladno, sculpture studio all
2004 „Ječítošílejaktopučí“, Hradec nad Moravicí
2004 „Hilarious Bits“, Cultural House, Neratovice
2004 „Les Mytág“, Park in Vysočany, Prague
2005 „Máchovy Litoměřice“, Gallery in the courtyard, Litoměřice
2005 „Anikockaanipes“, Zoo – Prague
2007 „New Seges“, Botanical garden in Prague
2009 „Small Worlds“, public space, Tábor
2009 „Animo Anima“, Gallery Albertovec
2009 „Heads“ – Installations, public space at Hajku a.s., Prague
2010 „Polarity“, Designblok 09 – Černá, Imreceová, Paul
2010 „Fresh Fľesh: COVER“ / Exhibition of paintings – Turbofolk 700a
2011 „Art Safari 21“, Sculpture studio Bubec, Prague – Reporyje
2012 „In The Nativity Scene Of All“, Jaroslav Fragner Gallery Prague
- Why do I focus on 3D modeling and 3D printing now?
I enjoy the combination of 3D technology, and I also see several advantages in 3D modeling. It allows me the most dynamic way of workflow. I use a pen and solve most processes in the form of drawing, at the same time it is not tied to physical creative space, just a computer or tablet. I have been involved in 3D printing since 2010 and it is an ideal way for me to materialize 3D digital data.
At the same time, I see it as a revolution in the industry of the production of cnc additives, which allows the creation of details that cannot be achieved in any other way. For example, space inside space. 3D printing at work produces less waste than subabstrable production, and is also a great helper and can work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- What 3D printers do I use and why?
Until Prusa came on the world with the Prusa I3 model MK3, I used printers of my own design, the Kartezian type. All previous models of 3D printers were more toys for enthusiastic modelers. But the Prusa MK3 is the first really cheap 3D printer on a professional level.
I also have a lot of experience with other alternatives, such as Ultimaker 2+ / 3+, or Flashforge and many Chinese brands. Each market position has its specific weaknesses, but the weaknesses of MK3 can be solved on a lay level, a big plus is excellent user support from the manufacturer Prusa Research.
- What software do I use for 3D modeling?
I use ZBrush because the user interface can be optimized to suit my creative needs.