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The new exhibition concept:

You can see the artworks here: Gallery Sun pieces

EMERGENCE AND SUTRAS

Emergent Nets: Optical Sutras is a series of artworks on paper and metal of geometric constructions. The title of the series and exhibition combines two concepts – Emergence, and Sutras.

In philosophy and systems theory, Emergence occurs when “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts,” meaning the whole has properties its parts do not have. These properties come about because of interactions among the parts. Emergence plays a central role in theories of integrative levels and of complex systems. For instance, the phenomenon of life as studied in biology is an emergent property of chemistry.

The Sanskrit word Sutra means “string or thread”. The root of the word is siv, that which sews and holds things together and is related to sūnā meaning “woven”. In literature, sūtra means a distilled collection of syllables and words, an aphorism, rule or direction, hanging together like threads with which the teachings of ritual, philosophy, grammar, or any field of knowledge can be woven.

OPTICAL SUTRAS

These artworks similarly, are composed by following short geometric rules that weave together to create an optical effect, to make a “kasina” – a Buddhist term for a visual object of meditation. The result is a complex net, path or structure, which has emerged by following a series of rules or procedures, and which possess variable beautiful effects which are revealed only at particular distances from the work. The details appear to be important, but they exist only to embody the system. The closer you get, the less meaning there is, while the further away you stand, the easier it is to comprehend.

The Emergent Net series are not only perceptual artworks, exploring visual phenomena, they are also intended to inspire philosophical contemplation. The winding paths, hidden patterns, and ordered complexity prompt musings on the nature of the cosmos and our challenge to see it clearly.

 

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I will be having two events in Taipei this October, a solo exhibition with all new content at Sun Gallery, several pieces from the Strange Creatures series in Art Taipei, and a talk too.

Save the dates, and I hope to see you there

Emergent Nets: Optical Sutras
Gallery Sun
2018.10.27 Sat 六 – 11.17 Sat 六
VIP Opening 貴賓招待會 10.26 Fri 五 6pm
You can see the artworks here: Gallery Sun pieces
Strange Creatures
Gallery Sun 尚畫廊 L04 Art Taipei
Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1
台北世界貿易中心一館
You can see the artworks here: Art Taipei pieces
Artist Talk 藝術家分享會 10.26 Fri 五 3-5pm
TAIPEI 101 International Conference Center
台北101國際會議中心
Registration required 名額有限,請先報名
+886 2 23257733
More details coming up once I have organized the logistics. Do check out my instagram page @richardhassellart for more updates too.
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My print Aquatic Amphibians is on display in Lisbon Portugal at the Museu d’Arte Popular.

More information here: 

Escher in Lisbon, through 27 May 2018

First time in Portugal! 200 works by eclectic and charismatic Dutch artist M. C. Escher. A graphic artist by trade, Escher’s works were used in advertisements and even album covers. Now is unique style if mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints hang in museums. Escher in Lisboa runs through 27 May 2018 at the Museu d Arte Popular.

Escher (1898-1972) found creativity and comfort in producing works featuring subjects and patterns of mathematical precision, as well as impossible objects, explorations of infinity, reflection, symmetry and perspective. The exhibition is divided into sections, making us different periods of vision over the artist’s career.

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The exhibition Strange Creatures setup is nearing completion. There are a total of 25 works on paper, and 7 works on aluminium. The main space has all the works on paper in it, while the aluminium works are around the perimeter.

I will post some pictures of the Escher room later today.

We are also having a resource library, with books on Escher and WOHA and a draft of the upcoming Strange Creatures book, which we will launch at the closing of the exhibition on December 3rd.

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