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Black-and-White Op Art Visualizes Energy, Oscillations, and Frequencies

Aleksander Drakulic's visuals take inspiration from modern science and classical geometry.

by Kevin Holmes
Apr 22 2016, 12:20pm


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Slovenian artist Aleksander Drakulic spent ten years working with timekeeping technology, the type that helps keep precise synchronizations for industry and governments. The high-tech test equipment and systems that he worked around went on to influence what he calls his “psychokinetic art,” black and white Op art that oscillates and vibrates before your eyes. 

The images are Drakulic's visualizations of energy, oscillations, waveforms, electromagnetic fields, and frequencies that occur in the natural world and find form in the measuring instruments of science. "We live in a world that can be both a beautiful illusion and nightmare in our mind," the graphic designer tells The Creators Project. "Op art helps us to understand that the universe and our perception of the universe is much more complex than it might seem." 


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Drakulic, who is now based in Budapest, creates his work in vector programs like Adobe Illustrator. The work draws not only from Op art and science but also Arabic geometry, plus mathematicians and thinkers from the Ancient Greek world, like Plato, Euclid, and Pythagoras.

"My work is an artistic expression, a visualization of frequencies you see on oscilloscopes, which looks like a line moving in different waveforms," explains Drakulic. "Pushing geometry to its very limits, making geometry look almost like a part of the material world means you have to use all the tools you have available. I try to manipulate graphics like a synthesizer would sounds." 


Image courtesy of the artist


Image courtesy of the artist


Image courtesy of the artist


Image courtesy of the artist


Image courtesy of the artist


Image courtesy of the artist


Image courtesy of the artist

Click here to visit Aleksander Drakulic's website. 

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