Andreas Groß, Peter Hilgers

Hamm (AG) and Schonungen (PH), both in Germany

Karl Andreas Groß, (born 1977) is a digital artist from Germany. His work can be described as surreal, with an abstract touch of dark emotions.

Coming from a professional 3D modelling background, he uses both fotographic, as well as digital 3D content to create his artworks. He has worked with several national and international cutomers on both personal and commercial projects.

Peter Hilgers is a retired engineer, amateur in mathematics and computer hobbyist. He has always been fascinated by geometry. Current computers and sophisticated programs make it possible to create, study and visualise complex structures. For him this is a constant source of challenges and delight.

40 x 60 cm
Digital print, created with software Blender

Non-periodic tilings of the plane, e.g. the Penrose tiling, are fascinating and have gained some popularity in previous decades. Not so well known are non-periodic tilings of 3D space. Here we use the so called Danzer 3D tiling to build geometric structures. Danzer tilings use 4 types of tetrahedra, the prototiles. These can be enlarged or inflated in such a way that the prototiles can be collected in larger versions of themselves. This process may be continued ad infinitum. Here we have 3 generations of this sequence.

36 x 64 cm
Digital print, created with software Blender

Danzer tilings of 3D space have vertex configurations where 120 tiles of the same type meet in an isocahedral symmetric vertex star. Various symmetries are used here to shape the structure.