Pattern & Complexity

Pattern & Complexity

Vol 32 no 1, 2012

Guest edited by Margot Osborne

Pattern and complexity in art parallel the latest scientific thinking mathematics and biology and can be cultural metaphors for the tensions between order and chaos. The works discussed are part of a global resurgence in the use of highly complex forms created, often with advanced technology, as paintings, digital imagery, 3D art, interactive works and public art interventions. Some reflect fundamental building blocks of our reality in the form of fractals and complex systems, others use more intuitive approaches. Artists include Caroline Durre, Sam Songaillo, Mesne, Tracy Cornish, Paul Brown, Kerrie Poliness, Champagne Valentine, Gregor Kregar, Antony Gormley and Janet Echelman. Other sections include polemic by Alison Carroll on Australian art overseas and new work by Eko Nugroho.

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The future is now: Songailo's short-circuits

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Sam Songailo's hypnotic artwork "goes directly to the heart of pattern and its universal application across human cultures throughout history". Matt Huppatz vividly describes and contextualises both recent and earlier manifestations of Songailo's paintings and installations that use colour and design to create experiences that resonate in your eyes, body and mind in a kind of 'techno-archaeology'.

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