Studies of waves and time

Paintings by Robert Bickel

May 3–June 3 2012

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The accidental laws of physics, the absoluteness of time, behind everything lies concealed an elegant mathematical formula. The world we see is but a convenient and simplistic approximation, its true nature only revealed in riddles and abstractions. It is from this perspective and a history in architectural design that Robert draws inspiration.

As for the subject of the ocean wave, it represents not just physical beauty and force but also a progression in time; a long languid journey from afar, a chaotic deconstruction... then nonexistence.

And as for the subject of "time" itself—an abstraction as omnipotent and poorly understood as this is surely a subject deserving artistic reflection, even if fully unresolved.

Time Study
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Wave Study
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Robert Bickel

Photos by John Carleton.