3D Printed Abstract Sculptures Explore Identity In The Virtual Age

Exploring the way our identity has become more mutable and less defined in this virtualized age is John Rainey, with his sculptural objects that look at how representation has changed in a time of social media and the internet.

Rainey uses people’s Facebook profiles along with royal portraits to create sculptures, similar to the classic sculptural form of the bust, but distorted through software to create a representation of ourselves that’s caught between the digital and the physical. The result is strange hybrid forms that represent an “exploration of images, reproduction and how identity is transferred across different media”.