Composition UXI, 2020
Perspex, aluminium sphere, LED and electronics | 29.5 x 21 x 21 cm
The Composition Series is based on Kepler’s Platonic Universe, the Mysterium Cosmographicum (1596), a Platonic solid model of the solar-centred system. The series explores the universe and the mathematical patterns we find within it - from the micro to the macro. The infinite illusions and geometry invite us to contemplate our connected and infinite world and our place within it.
About the artist:
https://www.aphrashemza.com/ | @aphrashemza
Aphra Shemza is a UK-based multimedia artist. She is the granddaughter of the well-known abstract painter Anwar Jalal Shemza. Inspired by her grandfather, her work explores Modernism, her Islamic cultural heritage, sustainable practice and creating art for all. As an artist and activist, she finds ambitious ways to fuse methodologies from the past with new innovations in technology to imagine what the role of art could be in the future.
Shemza has been commissioned by and worked with: Barbican, Tate Britain, V&A, National Gallery X, British Library, Arts Council of England, Canary Wharf Group, Louis Roederer, Save The Children, Morley College, Winter Lights Festival, The Other Art Fair, Electronic Virtual Arts Conference, Ars Electronica Festival, Xi’an Maker Faire, The Courtauld Institute, Times, Telegraph, London Live, Time Out, FAD Magazine, GQ, Tower Eastbourne, Poole Museum, Norden Farm, Watermans, NCCA, Bournemouth University, Kensington + Chelsea Art Week, Coventry City Council, Art in Flux, Woodcraft Folk, DINA, The Margate School and The Festival of Curiosity.