Variously described by reviewers as beautiful, baffling. unique and thoroughly arresting, Chris Koster’s remarkable mathematical art can now be seen in Ely. Three large works from his Cambridge exhibition Infinite Realm are on show in the Summer Selected exhibition at the Babylon Gallery.
Chris Koster comes from a family of traditional media artists that includes renowned wildlife printmaker and Royal Academy exhibitor David Koster, but Chris’ work has been hailed as a new art-form, created as it is purely by mathematics rather than the hands-on process of traditional methods. His latest series Infinite emerges from a single mathematical formula that defines a higher-dimensional space of potentialities, a meta-image. Navigating this space, Koster elicits each of the remarkable unique individual compositions that comprise the series – twenty-seven so far. He then realises these as large-format wall pieces using an equally remarkable process of high-temperature dye transfer to a mirror-like polymer coating on thin aluminium sheet. The results are striking high-tech paintings having a spectacular luminous intensity and vibrancy combined with unsurpassed durability and length of life.
The exhibition is at the the Babylon Gallery, Waterside, Ely CB7 4AU until August 26th, with entrance free of charge.