Seeliger, Tristesse

Lives in Vancouver, BC

Artist Statement

Terra Incognita or unknown territory is a term used in cartography for regions unmapped. In a new body of work, Seeliger’s paintings are inspired by maps and their colourful decompositions striving to bring awareness to the finite and infinite quality of the land. Terra Incognita uses map imagery dismantled and reconfigured into new junctures, directions, and dimensions. These angular shapes, which fit together in brackets and enclosures foreground specific landform relationships, and background others. The work plays with the tension between curvilinear topographical forms and the rigidity of the grid. 

Block Universe, was inspired by the ideas put forward in quantum mechanics of a Multiverse where all alternative universes are possible and being played out simultaneously as the one we are in now. I wondered how the Multiverse might be imagined and depicted using the Necker cube pattern. The Necker cube, an ambiguous optical illusion, creates two ways of seeing. The cube juts forward or away from the viewer depending on the way it is perceived.  One must flip between the two ways of seeing. I use pattern in the negative spaces around the Necker cube to explore the idea of the Multiverse.

Tristesse Seeliger
Tristesse Seeliger
Tristesse Seeliger
Tristesse Seeliger
Tristesse Seeliger