Art, Energy and Us – Watch! Local artist gives vibes a new shape with ‘waveWORKS’
Art and energy and the scientific lens through the eye of the artist. These are the concepts that fuel an exhibition dedicated to exploring the term we use with incredible frequency in today’s world. From our own energy vibrations that we try to “suspend”, to the energy that fuels and tarnishes the earth – the energy comes in and creates the spotlight – and we can enjoy a glimpse of a version of her with ” waveWORKS” by Corné Eksteen.
Let’s look and talk about energy:
Durban-based artist Corné Eksteen dissects the visual world through a scientific lens and presents a new body of work, exploring the vibrational nature of matter through traditional genres like still life and portraiture.
Energy has become one of the most important issues guiding the cultural and economic discourse of the early 21st century. Every aspect of our lives is influenced by our energy use, how that energy is obtained, its environmental impact and its sustainability. The concern of our energy dilemma as well as the laws of physics that govern energy, its
transformation and behavior, and by extension all matter, form the conceptual foundation of this body of work.
In 1924, French physicist Louis de Broglie proposed the theory of wave-particle duality. Wave-particle duality holds that light and matter exhibit both particle and wave properties such as wavelength and frequency, thus concluding that all physical matter vibrates at its own frequency and wavelength. innate wave. The mathematical representations of these vibrations, like sound and light, are sinusoidal waveforms.
Waveforms are used as the main visual motif and structural element in these works using meaningfully describing concepts such as existence, being, becoming, and reality. The subject is celebrated both his physical form and his
hidden or invisible nature.
waveWORKS is a re-evaluation of traditional visual representations of the physical world, using several artistic traditions such as portraiture and still life to express a new consciousness and awareness of the fundamental nature of all matter: energy.
The works will be on display until February 21 at Art In The Yard, Franschhoek.
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Works: Corné Ekstee