Layla D’Angelo’s new art works offer an invitation to the infinite. Hints of Russian constructivism, op art and kinetic sculpture are combined in black and white wall mounted iron constructions, held together with magnets, that can be subjected to unlimited reconstruction by the viewer.
The exhibition is open today (30th March 2016) and tomorrow (31st March 2016) from 4pm to 8pm
We’re delighted today to be able to showcase the work of Aleksander Drakulic, a Slovenian artist currently living and working in Budapest, Hungary.
Did you study art and if so where?
I work as a graphic designer, and have worked previously as an art director. The last few years I have been working in the field of measurement and testing: time, frequency, environmental and vibration testing systems. Thanks to all, whom I could learn from, for helping me to understand the illusion of time, space and accuracy.
Why do you like Op Art?
I prefer to call it psycho kinetic art . We live in a world that can be both a beautiful illusion and nightmare in our mind. Op Art helps us to understand that the Universe and our perception of the Universe is much more complex than it might seem and that we live within its ever changing patterns of multidimensional space-time-cycles.
Which Op Artists have particularly inspired you?
I have taken inspiration not only from the ‘traditional’ art world but also from studies of Arabic geometry, Plato, Euclid, Pythagoras, modern science and multilevel geometry which I have found to be much more useful in trying to understand the fundamentals of modern thought.
How do you make your art?
Creating artwork is a passion. Pushing geometry to its very limits, making geometry look almost like a part of the material world means you have to use all the tools you have available.
Thanks to Aleksander for getting involved. You can see more of Aleksanders’s work on his website.
Prescription Art is releasing a new limited edition screenprint by UK based contemporary street artist Carl Cashman who we have featured on this site before.
“Although usually abstract, Carl’s work is always personal. And ’LOVE HURTS’ came into being following the painful end of a relationship. However out of darkness comes beauty, and this is a beautiful print!”
There are 34 pieces on display from 34 artists. It is the first in a series of exhibitions commemorating the 50th anniversary of the original Responsive Eye exhibition and will take a closer look at the works of those key artists both during the peak Op Art time (mid to late 1960s) and later in their careers.
The exhibition runs from February 27th to April 12, 2015.
David Richard Gallery
Railyard Arts District
544 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501