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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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On Friday 26th October, 2018, at the TAIPEI 101 International Conference Center I was pleased to share my process and art projects with a lovely crowd. You can see the talk here:

Art Taipei Talk

The talk was in the form of a dialogue with Ivan Liu of Legacy Lab International, and I had a great time learning about his process of developing art around science. His exhibition is on at Gallery Sun in Taipei at the moment, do find out more about his fascinating practice and beautiful pieces.

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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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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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I just received some photos from the curator of the exhibition in Italy, where several of my prints were exhibited. Details of the exhibition are below:

FILLING THE VOID Escher and beyond

StadtGalerie Galleriy Civica – Brixen/Bressanone
From January 20th to February 28th 2017

Many know the works of Dutch artist Maurits Cornelis Escher, addressing the tessellation of the plane. The image of an insect (a horseman, a bird or a dog …) repeats itself, covering the plane completely without leaving gaps. One can only admire such talent: if we take a closer look, there is even more to discover. These tiles are reducible to regular polygons (triangles, squares, hexagons) or combinations of them. Escher is the most popular, but not the only figurative artist exploring the “regular division of the plane” as scientists would say. Before him, there was Koloman Moser, exponent of the Viennese Art Nouveau, followed by several contemporary artists such as Andrew Crompton, David Hop, Hans Kuiper, Francine Champagne, Alain Nicolas, Robert Fathauer and Sam Brade.
The exhibition “Filling the void – Escher and beyond” taking place at the city gallery of Brixen, presents some of the graphical works of these artists: in total 26 works, most of them prints. An information sheet describing its particular characteristics accompanies every single work. Amongst the works exposed, there are eight tessellations of M.C. Escher and some aperiodic tessellations by Richard Hassell.

All M.C. Escher works and text are copyright of the M.C. Escher company, Baarn, The Netherlands. All rights reserved. M.C. Escher ® is a registered trademark

The images below courtesy of the curator Federico Guidiceandrea, and some available online.

Thanks to Francine Champagne, a fellow exhibitor, for a correction to this post, you can see her work here: http://champagnedesign.wordpress.com/

 

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