11, rue Parmentier Valérie Arboireau Peter Larsen


A simple figure is projected into something more complicated. Hence the possible complexity of the shadow of a simple threedimensional object when transfered onto a twodimensional plan. Modern mathematics tries to extract multidimensional equations from turbulences or other apparently chaotic systems. Studying the curve of a chaotic movement, it is possible to release a new curve, this can be a hypocycloide. The curve and this hypocycloide together form a "strangeattractor" In my paintings, all the curves are fractions of hypocycloides. If they were to be extended, these hypocycloides would form a symmetrical drawing that would darken the canvas almost entirely. It is by selecting in a quasirandom way from a series of curves that I obtain the projection of a volume resembling more as coming from nature than from a mathematical construction. Each one of my canvases reflects a harmonious image despite the feeling of movement and the proximity of chaos. Is the living world a quasirandom selection in the symmetrical universe? Peter Larsen 