John WRAGG

4-dimensional art

My work explores the concept of the fourth dimension and how its shadows may be represented in both three dimensions (constructions) and two dimensions (paintings & prints).

Mostly abstract and geometric in nature, my work seeks to capture four-dimensional space through the use of contrasting colours, light, tessellation and optical effects.

You cannot see the fourth dimension directly and its sheer existence is a matter for conjecture.

However, it is a firmly established mathematical and scientific concept  with a long history that has influenced many other artists.

Although the fourth dimension cannot  be perceived directly, it is possible to envisage and model the shadows which four-dimensional objects would project into and onto three-dimensional space, which can then be rendered as constructions or images.