M.C. Escher Graphic Magic: Selected Works
Richard Hassell Strange Creatures: Complex Tessellations
Ended 3rd December 2016
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Located at Arndt Fine Art Gallery at Gillman Barracks, Singapore, this selling exhibition features selected original works by M.C. Escher and Richard Hassell side by side at Block 9. The exhibition will run until 3rd December.
Some more photos of the installation are here
M.C. Escher’s prints, printed by his own hand, will include some of his most famous works such as Day and Night, Concave and Convex, Print Gallery , as well as smaller more affordable vignettes and ex libris works. An original M.C.Escher drawing and watercolour will also be on show.
Richard Hassell is showing 25 tessellation works on paper and 8 large works on aluminium. The tessellations are based on complex aperiodic geometries such as fractals, and plane-filling curves. These geometries structure many elements and phenomena of the natural world.
The “Strange Creatures” in the tessellations evolve from the rules of these fascinating geometric worlds. Many of the prints feature hand-applied gilding, a traditional skill in Java, made in collaboration with innovative Indonesian textile artist, Baron Manansang. While the prints draw on Escher’s oeuvre, the designs also refer to South East Asian textiles, tribal art and the history of science and mathematics.
Two of Richard’s works are showing in the exhibition Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder, in Singapore’s ArtScience Museum at the Marina Bay Sands integrated Resort, which is on until February 2017.
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