Horst Schaefer

Senior Expert
Deutsche Boerse AG
Frankfurt, Germany
I am trying to apply formal concepts from mathematics, logic or science in my work. One of my goals is to reach a balance between these formal aspects, artistic freedom and the resulting aesthetic appearance.
For some years I was experimenting with the tangram puzzle. The following work is an outcome of this.
Black & White Metamorphosis
40 x 40 cm
Digital Print
2012
The idea of this work was to honor M. C. Escher's work. He created a series of works where forms 'metamorphed' gradually into each other. My work uses two set of tangrams, one black and the other white. The black forms are interchange one by one with the white forms resulting in one horizontal line. Starting with different forms yield the vertical lines.