Teja Krasek

Freelance artist
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Krasek’s theoretical, as well as practical, work is especially focused on symmetry as a linking concept between art and science, on filling a plane with geometrical shapes, especially those constituting Penrose tilings (rhombs, kites, and darts). The author's interest is focused on the shapes' inner relations, on the relations between the shapes and between them and a regular pentagon. The artworks among others illustrate certain properties, such as golden mean relations, selfsimilarity, fivefold symmetry, Fibonacci sequence, inward infinity, and perceptual ambiguity… Krasek’s work concentrates on melding art, science, mathematics and technology. She employs contemporary computer technology as well as classical painting techniques. Her artworks and articles are exhibited and published internationally. Krasek’s artworks are among the winners of the 2nd and the 3rd International NanoArt competition.

2 in 1 Variation
230 x 280 mm
Digital print

In a quasicube shape constitued of Penrose rhombs we can observe thin Penrose rhombs on a smaller scale, Penrose darts, which are part of a P2 tiling, golden mean relations, and perceptual instability.

257 x 259 mm
Digital print

Ten interlaced pentagonal stars forming a tree-like shape are scaled by the golden mean. They are showing selfsimilarity and forming Penrose rhombs on different scales in the middle. We can observe the richness of golden mean relations in the lines, and in geometrical shapes.

240 X 280 mm
Digital print

In the black quasicube constitued of thin and thick Penrose rhombs we can find two interlaced pentagons in which two interlaced pentagrams can be drawn, together forming a double- or a twin star. While observing the artwork our minds themselves complete the image in parts where the lines are intentionally absent. The image is perceived in various interpretations. A rich interplay of golden mean relationships can be observed, as well.