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The blue art project
How the color blue becomes
Blue art project highlights
About the art of engineering
Dr. James Kennedy is Senior Manager in the Product Development at Fresenius Medical Care. In this video, he explains his thoughts about the connection between fine art and premium medical products. For him developing dialyzers could also start with inspiration, combining creativity with craftsmanship. He has a passion for designing life-saving products. So why not talk about the art of engineering?
”Endless”, Digital reproduction
A constantly repetitive process results in infinity. This shows the breadth and variety of possibilities that can arise from a single object – as demonstrated in the diverse FX Dialyzers portfolio.
- The work shows one of the many hollow fibers found in the dialyzers within the membranes’ smooth pores, which are essential to remove excess water and toxins successfully.">
Anna Valeria Sixl
"Plain Pores”, Paint on perforated metal plate
The work shows one of the many hollow fibers found in the dialyzers within the membranes’ smooth pores, which are essential to remove excess water and toxins successfully.
”Untitled”, Airbrush on paper
This untitled work was painted on paper using an airbrush gun. The picture language uses a formal vocabulary, which had arisen in dealing with the peculiarities of the dialysis device.
“Speed of Light”, Digital Drawing
Fine fibers become the center of a very dynamic swirl. The swirl itself is a symbol for an optimized liquid flow, set right in the eye of the composition.
“Taifun”, Spray color and oil on metal plate
A representation of the dynamics of water in which the observer’s eye keeps moving while viewing the work.
“No Buckling Anymore”, Acrylic
The advantages of the lateral blood inlet port have been visualized as a juxtaposition: A shift from an interrupted blood flow (above) to the continuous blood flow (below), which is shown as a sweeping curve. A course paintbrush, two tones of blue, and varying brush strokes were used.
“Life”, Acrylic on canvas
The unique transparency and lightness of the material open up a whole new world. It’s about sustainability, the protection of life and nature. The white stripe represents the light-weight housing material of the dialyzer. What is special about this piece is the incorporation of actual hollow fibers.
“Through the time”, Ink drawing
The header design with the radial distribution is reminiscent of a water vortex. The ink circles represent the power of movement and the connection between the spiral form of the distributed blood in the cap and the circle of life.
“Flow 1”, Acryl on canvas
The theme is the continuous flow of blood and life. The blue strap in the middle represents the uniform flow of blood and a continuously calm treatment. Dialysis is a life-giving stream that runs through the lives of those it affects. The abstract language of the form invites various interpretations.
“Running Waves”, Acrylic
Emotions are in focus – this image should relax and convey peace. A combination of a variety of used cardboards and flowing blue tones. The image shows calmly lapping waves, symbolizing the microwave structure of the fibres.
“Flying Caps”, Photography
The lightness and sustainability of the material is represented by floating caps, which were captured with a special lens that gives the image a feeling of immediate airiness and clarity.
“Dynamic Spiral”, pouring technique
This image is about the radial distribution of blood in the dialyzer. With the pouring technique, colors are poured onto the undercoat and distributed over the surface by a swinging motion. The speed and dynamic of the flowing blood are at the center of this concept.
“Root Source”, Airbrush gun on canvas
Artist Ingrid Spät used an airbrushguntocreate her painting, „Wurzelquelle“. Ingrid was particularlyinterested in a presentation at closerange, on a microbiologicallevel. „ The three-dimensional wavestructureofthehollowfibersandtheendsofthesehollowfibers, whicharemoreeasilyachievedbythespecialcapconstruction, areshown in simplified form.“
Ngoc Anh Tran
“Hopeful Steam”, oil on canvas
Gentle steam evokes peaceful image and puts us in a mellow mood. It stands for everything that is natural, pure, mild and clean – symbolizing hope and the future.
“Permanent Waves”, oil on canvas
„Permanent Waves“ might sound like a contradiction in terms to many. However, such is the beauty of art: it helps us to convey complexity. Anna Scheffel succeeded in expressing the durable, yet sustainably reduced fiber structure of our dialyzers.
“Vision”, oil on canvas
A purposefully naïve execution of dialysis filter theme as a binding element or surrogate for the ailing kidney, as well as a life-giving central part of dialysis. This symbolizes the perfect connection between the elements that are necessary to perform dialysis.
Young artists briefing
We wanted to see how young art students would interpret the multiple benefits of our dialysers. See this feature film about their briefing session.
Young artists first creative reactions
We first approached a group of young art students to interpret the multiple benefits of our dialysers in an artistic way. See this feature film about their first creative session.
The photographer Robert Lichtenberg started as a photo engineer before finding his love for making photo art. See this feature film about how he creates his awesome blue cap photo series.
The art of engineering in blue:
the Robert Lichtenberg photo series
Benefits for healthcare professionals
for doctors, nurses and carers
for doctors, nurses and carers
Our dialyzers have been used in more than 500 million treatments worldwide. As the world’s leading provider of dialysis products, Fresenius Medical Care aims to make a difference — for patients and healthcare professionals.
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