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. 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.

Golden Magic 2
Golden Magic 2
30 x 21 cm
Digital print

The composition 'Golden Magic 2' is rich in golden mean proportions and consists of 15 geometrical elements placed inside a Penrose rhomb (from P3 tiling). It displays an interplay of Penrose tiles (from P2 and P3 Penrose tilings) and golden (Robinson) triangles which are additonally decorated by a fractal pattern. Our minds' eyes can also be amused by certain optical instability.