Teja Krašek

Freelance artist
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. These artworks illustrate certain properties: golden mean relations, self-similarity, fivefold symmetry, the Fibonacci sequence, inward infinity, perceptual ambiguity, and more. Krasek’s work concentrates on melding art, science, mathematics and technology. She employs contemporary computer technology as well as classical painting techniques.
On The Shore...
19 x 25 cm
Digital print
Fractals are self-similar geometric shapes that display details on all scales. This means that their fascinating beauty reveals a wealth of detail upon successive magnifications. The term "fractal" was coined by the famous mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot back in 1975. With the help of powerful modern computer technology, fractals were extensively explored by mathematicians, computer scientists, and artists ever since.
My artwork "On The Shore..." was created while exploring the depths of the Newton fractal, a kind of Julia set and an intricate boundary set in the complex plane.
I dedicate this artwork to the memory of the famous French mathematician, Gaston Julia (1893 – 1978), the father of the Julia set concept.