Teja Krasek

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Teja Krasek’s theoretical, and practical, work is especially focused on symmetry as a linking concept between art and science, and on filling a plane with geometrical shapes, especially those constituting Penrose tilings (rhombs, kites, and darts). The artist's interest is focused on the shapes' inner relations, on the relations between the shapes and between the shapes and a regular pentagon. The artworks among others illustrate certain properties, such as golden mean relations, self-similarity, 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, 3rd, 4th, and 5th International NanoArt Online Competition.

Rosette for Martin
10.8 x 11.4 in
Digital print

The composition is created with the two Penrose rhombs as we find them in a Penrose tiling (P3). It shows five- and ten-fold rotational symmetry in structure, and antisymmetry in colour. We can observe a playful combination of straight edges and organic spirals. The image can cause in the observer's mind an interesting (double) optical illusion. The artwork is dedicated to Martin Gardner, the great popularizer of mathematics, science, and magic.

Stars for Donald 3
10.8 x 11.4 in
Digital print

The image expresses five- and ten-fold rotational symmetry. In an implicit decagonal space we can observe a net of dots and lines that shows interconnectedness of Penrose tiles from P2 and P3 Penrose tilings (kites and darts, and rhombs), interlaced pentagons, pentagonal stars, and triangles. Self-similarity is evident, and golden ratio is used as a scale factor. I dedicated this artwork to the great geometer, H.S.M. (Donald) Coxeter.