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.

Happy Fractal Creatures
Happy Fractal Creatures
19 x 26 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.
I found 'Happy Fractal Creatures' seen in this image while diving into the depths of a Quartet fractal (z1 = z; z = sin(z) - c; c = 1/(z*50)). The Quartet fractal displays a different geometry than the Mandelbrot set, and the classic Mandelbrot shape isn't a part of its fractal structure.