Scanning "The Rise and Fall of Young Sen"
Henry Hudson, 2015

The Lucida 3D Laser Scanner, the system designed specifically by Factum Arte to record the surface of paintings and low-relief objects, has been used to scan Henry Hudson's series of large plasticine paintings "The Rise and Fall of Young Sen". It is the first time that Lucida has been used to record contemporary artworks in an artist's studio, in tandem with the paintings being made.
It was clear from the beginning of the project that the rich and complex texture of Hudson's works would be especially interesting when scanned in three dimensions. From the high resolution files of the surface of the 10 paintings is possible to produce, through digital mediation, to find new material from the recording of the original works. Research is now being done, in collaboration with the artist, to further the development of these artworks through different materialization techniques. A combination of traditional crafts, digital technology, and fabrication has gone hand-by-hand throughout the whole process.

The After Party by Henry Hudson, one of the ten paintings recorded at Henry Hudson studio in London

Arthur Prior installing the Lucida 3D scanner to record the painting

  • Leaving China - New Hope Varnished Plasticine on board 183 x 245 cm ©Henry_Hudson
  • The Autopsy at Kings College Varnished
    Plasticine on board 183 x 245 cm
    ©Henry_Hudson
  • Protest and Performance
    Varnished Plasticine on board 183 x 245 cm
    ©Henry_Hudson
  • The Exhibition in New York Varnished Plasticine on board 183 x 245 cm
    ©Henry_Hudson
  • The Marriage Varnished Plasticine on board 183 x 245 cm
    ©Henry_Hudson
  • The After Party Varnished Plasticine on board 183 x 245 cm
    ©Henry_Hudson
  • The Crack Den Varnished Plasticine on board 183 x 245 cm
    ©Henry_Hudson
  • Rehabilitation Varnished Plasticine on board 183 x 245 cm ©Henry_Hudson
  • Freedom of Speech Varnished Plasticine on board 183 x 245 cm
    ©Henry_Hudson
  • The Execution Varnished Plasticine on board 183 x 245 cm
    ©Henry_Hudson
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