Epistrophy, 2016–17

NGV Triennial 2018

Timo Nasseri – Artist

Epistrophy, 2016–17, reflects and refracts our image as we look at it. The complex patterns that Nasseri has used are drawn from traditional Islamic muqarnas, a form of architectural ornamented vaulting used in Islamic and Persian architecture from the eleventh century onwards. When looked at from below, muqarnas create an abstract image of infinity. Nasseri uses mathematical formulae to transform traditional designs into new arrangements, combining science with art to open up spaces for the poetic and fantastic.