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The Wall Drawings of Gerhard Mayer Seem to Float off into the Air

By: Gil Haddi - Published: Jun 3, 2013 • References: gerhard-mayer and ignant.de
While the captivating wall drawings done by artist Gerhard Mayer look random and organically inspired, they are in fact based off of a series of strictly regulated mathematical formulas.

It is astounding to visualize a complex formulaic expression as a wonderful work of art, yet you don't need to know the mathematical values of the designs in order to appreciate them, much like you don't need to know the back story behind every artist's work. The lines swirl around, gathering up in a storm of fluidity and motion, then dissipating into a haze that seems to float off of the walls and into the immediate atmosphere.

Gerhard Mayer's wall drawings breathe life into complex arithmetic.