Symmetry part I&II
The portraits in the works are from two men whom have known each other for almost all their lives. They are however in many ways opposites, both in visual appearance and in their character. One could say they represent an opposite symmetry. Concepts like these are very common in solid state physics, the study of rigid matter, or solids, through methods such as quantum mechanics, crystallography, electromagnetism, and metallurgy. Physics and it’s relation to our being, our emotions, plays a big part in the work of the artist. Rather than becoming something ‘scientific’ this opens up a visual world of our hidden layers of our desires, our pain and our cry for being loved. For this piece the artist studied patterns of the Fibonacci crystal or quasicrystal and used parts of this pattern in the drawing to juxtapose the characters of the two men. The pattern binds them in symmetry.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The work is a drawing diptych, it consists of 2 parts: Symmetry I and Symmetry II. Both works are coloured pencil drawings on Arches 300grms paper 114cm x 114 cm in size.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The work should be hung with the two parts next to each other separated by a few centimeters. Symmetry I should be placed on the left side and Symmetry II on the right side.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The work was produced in Amsterdam starting in december 2014. The process took over 3 months, it was exhibited at the Compagnie Theater in april 2015
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Graphics and Visual Communication Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Coloured pencil drawing on paper. The works are framed
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Drawing: 114x114 cm
Framed drawing: 120 x120 x 4 cm
Please note: The work contains two of the above
Drawing, Diptych, Pencil, Art, Daannoppen, newcomtemporary, realism, physics, geometry
An important aspect of the work of Daan Noppen is it's relation to physics. For this piece the artist studied pattern of the Fibonacci crystal or quasicrystal which is a model used to study systems with aperiodic structure which find a base in the physic's field solid state physics.
See 'inspiration39; above for
Two-dimensional aperiodic tiling based on the Fibonacci word
When one draws or paints a portrait of a face that is larger than life size the brain seems to loose track of size and proportion. The artist has to find ways to overcome this distortion and maintain the essence of the character.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Symmetry_I&II_ph04: Claire Visser
Symmetry_I&II_ph03: Kees Ijsbrandij
Copyrights belong to Daan Noppen, 2016