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||Stinger. A "Stinger" engages in a delicate surgical operation to remove a cancer tumor. The Stinger nanorobot can inject a toxin or medicine of choice, either autonomously, or through teleoperation.|
||"The Living Fog. As envisioned by Storrs Hall or alternatively Eric Drexler's "Grey Goo". This artwork could illustrate a living fog made out of billions of replicating nanorobots gone mad -- transforming every single molecule on earth into a perfect copy of itself...|
|Peepers II. "Peeper" nanorobot accompanied by several "stinger" nanorobots performing cytosolic injections are being tested on a variety of living cells including red cells, white cells, and fungi, while a technician monitors their progress in a microscopic viewing chamber.|
Erik VIktor was born in Brussels on the 4th of May 1960. He is Flemish and speaks and writes 6 languages. His first work as an illustrator was published at the age of 11. A few years later he illustrated school events and local ski competitions.
In 1984 when he swaped careers from flying commercial aircraft to that of a science illustrator. His work illustrated Wim Dannau's book "Les Plančtes Artificielles" in 1985.
His work has
since been published in 120 magazines (Among
In 1988-90 his illustrations were featured in several Books by Wim Dannau and French Astronaut Patrick Baudry.
In 1991 he organised the fist series of "Space Expos" mixing his art with the industry's Spaceware.
As a result of these exhibitions the German Association of Space Industries BDLI and later Deutsche Aerospace and MAN Technology commisioned the Spaceworld Exhibition.
Spaceworld was designed & built by Erik Viktor in less than a year and has since its creation in 1992 visited over 40 locations in 6 countries. Only 6 months after its debut in Germany Spaceworld was on display for two and a half months in the Deutsches Museum in Munich. The show was visited by numerous star guests, astronauts and Austrian Chancelor Franz Vranitzky. Spaceworld also hosted the work of numerous fellow Space artists.
In March 1992 his "Nord-Deuschland" painting took-off for the MIR Spacestation in Soyuz-TM and spent 5 months in orbit were it was signed by all visiting crews and later safely returned to Earth.
The creation of Spaceworld also allowed Erik Viktor to paint on large canvases and develop his own artistic style.
His generally very large paintings are on display in Lobbies or in Private collections worldwide.
His first Nanotechnology illustration was produced in 1991 for the German TV Magazine "Hoerzu".
In 1997 he created the Spaceworld2000.com website which features his art, philosophies as well as the Spaceworld exhibition
His first digital illustration was produced in 1998 using Photoshop. It was the Rosetta Space probe for ASTRIUM/EADS.
In 2000 Erik Viktor went from 2D to 3D ad started illustrating as well as animating his work on a computer.
His "Drillers,Stingers, Peepers" Nanotechnology 3D animation has since been aired on TV and Cable networks in Europe,Canada and the US. The movie has also been on display in the London Science Museum.
The same technology also produced numerous Space, science and nanotechnology illustrations. Some are featured in the Foresight Institute online Gallery and Nanotech-now.com
In April 2004 his Nanotechnology art was featured on Discovery Channel.His work is also sold by the Science Photo Library in London and the Gamma Press Agency, Paris. His nanotechnology art and 3D animations can be viewed and are for sale on this website;