Einstein's theory of relativity and Picasso’s cubism are both the revolution of science and art in the 20th century. It was “Science and Hypothesis” written by Henri Poincaré that impacted on them who opened up a new era. Non-Euclidean geometry and the four-dimensional figures gave a vision of new generation to the people who were in the major change of modernization at the time. The famous work “The Large Glass” by Duchamp is no exception. Duchamp, who was depicting time and motion by cubism method, formed the four-dimensional work based on the description of Poincaré's "division of dimension".
The mathematical method called topology accomplished by Poincaré highly abstracted the natural sciences of the 21st century centered on the “high dimension,” which became far apart from what a painter can be aware. However, I would like to start the painting theory of the 21st century that aims to connect the current high dimensional physics theory and the modern mathematics by redefining as "painting is the art of dimension".
There is a technique of cutting and reconstructing dimensions called "fibration" in topology dealing with high dimensions. When thinking about the two-dimension in paintings, I was reminded of the contour lines used for maps. In this solo exhibition, I would like to develop this idea more and analogize the scenery spreading in the high dimensional world by the elements of “movement of coordinate system”, “rotation”, and “layer”.
Noctis Labyrinthus series
Acrylic, silicone, marker, and glitter on panel
987 × 1597 mm