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Matjuska Teja Krasek


Digital print, 1995/2008.

"Perspicuous" is a geometrical composition where a basic decagonal shape exhibits fivefold symmetry. The straight lines inside reveal the richness and interconnectedness of the geometrical shapes (pentagons, triangles, Penrose rhombs and kites), we can observe golden mean relations.

The golden ratio and perfect symmetry is the achievement of ancient Greece, namely Pythagoras. And human love for the image of ideal proportions, equality, similarity - is very strong, because it is involved not only in art but also in programming and even mathematics (although Pythagoras was not only a philosopher but also a mathematician). In order to analyze such a work, it is necessary to turn to the origins of modern art, combine it with the author's biography and mention the philosophical question "What is an ideal?" - for this you can contact with

Matjuska Teja Krasek, freelance artist
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Krasek’s theoretical, as well as practical, work is especially focused on symmetry as a linking concept between art and science, on filling a plane with geometrical shapes, especially those constituting Penrose tilings (rhombs, kites, and darts). The author's interest is focused on the shapes' inner relations, on the relations between the shapes and between them and a regular pentagon. The artworks among others illustrate certain properties, such as golden mean relations, selfsimilarity, 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. Her artworks and articles are exhibited and published internationally. Krasek’s artworks are among the winners of the 2nd and the 3rd International NanoArt competition.