Bente Simonsen

Artist, Graphic Designer
Sweden
"I work with geometric, mind teasing objects. Do sculptures using different materials: Metal, paper and clay. I also create digital works.
400 x 400 mm
Digital Print
2013
In 1934 the Swedish artist Oscar Reutersvärd, later called "the 'father of impossible figures", created a 3-dimensional triangle out of nine cubes on a 2-dimensional medium. He was one of the first artists that intentionally worked with impossible figures. From that day on, he created thousands of impossible figures.
400 x 400 mm
Digital Print
2013
Later in 1954 a physicist Roger Penrose drew a more 'solid', seemingly realistic, version of a triangle inspired by a M.C. Escher lecture he attended.  Escher himself had not yet created any of his most famous impossible drawings like 'Belvedere', 'Ascending and Descending' or 'Waterfall'. In 1961, only after Penrose had sent him a copy of his impossible triangle, Escher was inspired to draw 'The Waterfall'.
400 x 400 mm
Digital Print
2014
Numerous people have since been inspired by these triangles, and so have I. 
As a non mathematician I allow myself the freedom to turn and alter the triangles and create new images.