View of Ruchard Humann;s intallation work, ‘The Same River Twice, ‘at CR10, Linlithgo, NY., 2013.
Considering information and concepts as fractal in nature, is a basis of mathematical analyses. Fractals are a tool for carrying out analysis of complex forms to reveal simple underlying structures. Yet exploring fractals in ideas and artwork, is an odd concept, until we consider fractals- not just as complex algorithms- but as ways to examine complexity. We can see this proposition in Richard Humann’s work “The Same River Twice,” shown at CR10, Linlithgo, NY, Summer 2013, by looking at how the work presents a visual representation of the natural form of the Hudson River, shaped by broken pieces of printed text. If the viewer contemplates the intersection formed in paintings of raw nature by the Hudson River School landscape painters, with Humann’s self-similar elements of text, cut out from printed books, screen plays and musical lyrics reorganized into the shape of the Hudson River, one can come to an understanding of a fractal way of looking at art, and “The Same River Twice.” artes fine arts magazine (more…)