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When he’s not busy with his commissioned work or skating a good two hours a day, Leonardoworx somehow manages to find the time to nurture his personal projects, a personal playground where to test new techniques and new concepts.
The latest personal project to go live is Infinite Numbers, a series of one-line calligraphy applied to 3D flowing paint artworks. Sculpted, glass-like integers are set against the anonymously sleek background of contemporary art gallery and, as with most Leonardoworx’ creations, they are much more than just a pretty image.
“Infinite Number is a reflection on the infinite numbers an integer can contain beyond its floating point (for the non-initiated the floating point is also known as decimal point, a dot or comma that indicates the presence of numbers smaller than 1)” explains Leonardoworx. “It sounds very abstract but thanks to this system we can quantify the distance between galaxies or the diameter of an atomic nucleus, always with the same unit of length. As a result of this dynamic range, all the numbers can be represented are not uniformly spaced and are all different.”
“I wanted to reflect this in the artwork so I started from an handwritten integer (very analogic!) that I reproduced into a 3D environment. I then represented all the numbers after the floating point as a series of grading colours and different textures applied to the 3D models. As with the Iterative Method, behind a beautifully looking artwork lies a strong mathematical system.”
Since its release the Infinite Number series was heavily featured from the likes of Adobe, Abduzeedo, Betype and Behance. See more of Leonardoworx’ portfolio here