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Medium
polished stainless steel
Measurements
218.0 × 412.0 × 83.0 cm
Accession Number
2017.1246
Department
Contemporary Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated by Mr John Downer AM and Mrs Rose Downer, 2018
© Timo Nasseri
Gallery location
Not on display
The reflective surface of Epistrophy reflects and refracts our image as we look at the sculpture. The complex patterns that artist Timo Nasseri has used are drawn from traditional Islamic muqarnas, a form of architectural ornamented vaulting used in Islamic and Persian architecture from the eleventh century onwards. When looked at from below, muqarnas create an abstract image of infinity. Nasseri uses mathematical formulae to transform traditional designs into new arrangements, combining science with art to open up spaces for the poetic and fantastic.