Wednesday, December 16, 2015

I am an at least two sided person. On one side I love art, creating art myself, as well as diving into art created by others. On the other side I am scientist, looking into microscopes since 35 years, discovering a world of wonder and not to rarely great beauty. Whenever I discover an artist combining these two areas of my life, I am very excited. Today I would like to introduce you to the art of Fabian Oefner.

Fabian Oefner

Fabian Oefner, Millefiori 24, Photograph of Watercolor and Ferrofluids on a Magnet

Fabian Oefner experiments with new materials, in this case Ferrofluids. Ferrofluids combine the properties of a fluid with the magnetic properties of solids. Combine that with color, and you end up with spectacular images like the one above or below. Stunning patterns that remind of stacks of biological membranes in deep black, with colored cytoplasm between them. Pictures of stunning beauty, close to my heart.

Fabian Oefner, Millefiori 23, Photograph of Watercolor and Ferrofluids on a Magnet

In a second series of experiments Fabian Oefner mixes paint with movement and lets centrifugal forces and gravity do its work, photographing the outcome with high speed cameras. Ready for amazing pictures of paints, seemingly weightless, floating through space? For much more amazing images, visit Fabian Oefner's studio page

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