# Demian Nahuel Goos Bosco

I create my work mainly to include it in my lectures. In my work, I
try to represent complex and deep mathematical results in a visual and
compelling way. The mathematical background is not evident and the
untrained eye may miss that there is a mathematical reference in the
first place. However, with sufficient guidance, the concept is
generally understood.I frequently try to visualize mathematical beauty
in a way that it can be perceived by others.

I mainly use paper board to reference Henri Matisse's "drawing with
scissors". Since it was an artistic rebirth in an adverse situation,
it represents perseverance, persistence and adaptability. These
qualities can be found in most distinguished mathematicians who faced
dead-end situations.

If we consider mathematics to be a jigsaw puzzle, then we call the
first pieces axioms and whenever two pieces fit together, we have
proven a theorem. However, Kurt Gödel proved that mathematics is
incomplete, that there are affirmations that cannot be proven. In
other words: there are missing pieces in the jigsaw puzzle.

In the foreground we see a digitalized drawing of Gödel, in the
background the introduction of Gödel's seminal paper in which he
proves the incompleteness theorems. A missing piece in the jigsaw
puzzle represents precisely this important result.

The irritating feeling of solving a jigsaw puzzle just to realize
that a piece is missing represents the initial feelings of the
mathematical community towards Gödel's results.

This work is inspired by René Magritte's "Trahison des Images". It
depicts an apple together with a text written below: This is not
an apple., identical to the text in Magritte's work, and: It's
two., a new addition. It is a reference to the Banach-Tarski
paradox, which states that one can cut a solid ball in finitely
many slices in such a way that one obtains two copies of the
original ball. While Magritte exhibits the difference between an
object, its name and its depiction, this work does exhibit the
difference between an object and its mathematical interpretation
together with the mathematical limitations to represent
reality.

The paper board is a reference to the late and fun-loving work of
Henri Matisse, the drawing with scissors.