Gildemeister DMC 160 FD duoBLOCK is an photorealist painting of a CNC machine tool.
It is an acrylic painting on MDF board which has been varnished.
The dimensions are of the actual artwork are 90cmx60cmx1cm.
It is sold unframed.


The story behind Gildemeister DMC 160 FD duoBLOCK

As a contemporary painter, I can deal with the art of the idea (conceptual art) and the visual (realist art). This painting is of a five-sided, five-axis machining center, more specifically a Gildemeister DMC 160 FD duoBLOCK.

My photorealistic paintings of CNC machines are to communicate the ideas of power, accuracy, and perfectionism as well as celebrating cutting edge technology. The machine tool shown here is powerful, expensive, and considered to be the best in its class. Gildemeister (Gildemeister are now known as DMG MORI) is the world’s biggest manufacturer of machine tools and manufacture the highest quality CNC machinery in the industry.

There is also another metaphor to be understood by the viewer that might not be entirely clear. As the painting is of something that is widely considered to be ‘best in its class’ – by painting it, I am making a boastful claim that I am to be considered the best in class. Unfortunately, I haven’t even been successful in any way, shape, or form.

The Gildemeister DMC 160 FD duoBLOCK painting is easily one of my finest photorealist paintings. It works very well on the visual level as it has the depiction of highly geometrical metal surfaces which are rendered exceptionally accurately. It is also a painting which expresses the ideas of power, accuracy, quality, and capability, which are qualities I want to be known for.

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Additional information

Weight5 kg
Dimensions1 × 90 × 60 cm



Acrylic on MDF Board



Year Painted


International shipping available

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