Tomáš Medek studied sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Brno University of Technology, where he has worked as a technical assistant since 1998. He graduated from Halifax, Canada, at the NASCAD (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) in 1997. The central theme of his work are structures with which he creates artistic objects with perfect craftsmanship and a thoughtful concept. He has been intensively engaged in new 3D technologies over the last decade. He has been the manager of 3D Studio since 2010, which works at Sculpture Studio 1 at FAVU in Brno.
Tomáš Medek has been intensively engaged in 3D technologies over the last ten years, such as FDM Rapid Prototyping and 3D Digitization and Measurement. In other words, 3D spatial technology and 3D scanning, which enable him to create the most complex structural objects that are virtually unrealizable without these methods. The resulting works are mostly made of composite material or ABS plastic. The central theme of his present work is organic structures. The artist’s inspiration is nature, natural processes and laws, the biological structure of life and the constructive elements in the construction of organisms. Objects are multiplied, interconnected,
deformed and transformed into organic structures in search for bonds, connections and tensions. They look into the interior and uncover inner worlds, views and intersections. He gradually creates a cycle of objects that carries the working name of Fruit. Some implementations are cast into bronze (see the Capsule), although due to their complexity, their casting is a very demanding process requiring specialized technology. This creates unique and formally diverse artistic objects with perfect craftsmanship and a sophisticated concept.