Cracking egg tempera work at gallery

'Fractals: Platonic Solids: Un/Folded'
'Fractals: Platonic Solids: Un/Folded'
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A new exhibition has opened at Lancaster’s Dukes gallery.

Macarena Rioseco of Chile, currently studying for a Phd in art at Lancaster University, is presenting ‘Fractals: Platonic Solids: Un/Folded’.

It runs throughout August and is described as an abstract approach to 3D construction.

It was inspired by Plato’s Timaeus – his attempt to explain how the world came into being – where he describes geometrical shapes known asPlatonic Solids.

Macarena’s work involved unfolding three of the shapes – a tetrahedron, octahedron and icosahedron – and fragmenting them. She then used egg tempera and gilding on wood and gesso panels to create the final exhibits.

Macarena graduated with a BA in Visual Arts 10 years ago then studied digital illustration and completed a postgraduate course in art restoration in Chile.

She specialised in painting restoration in Argentina before coming to the UK in 2012 to study for an MA in Fine Art at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

She has previously exhibited in Chile and Argentina.

Fractals: Platonic Solids: Un/Folded runs from August 4-31 and can be viewed in The Dukes gallery during normal Dukes opening hours.

If you are making a special trip to see it, call the Box Office as sometimes the gallery is used for other activities.

Call 01524 598500 or visit www.dukes-lancaster.org for information.