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numeric mysticism

This numeric cycle of paintings encompasses numerals 1-17, with one digit representing one painting, or several paintings (such as four being indicative of the four seasons and the number twelve representing 12 months). In this instance, the numeric systems of different cultures are a source of inspiration to Rucker. On the one hand, the Kabala, on the other the Arabic numeric system, or Chinese and Balinese numerals. “This allows one to delve deep into the art of painting”, says the artist. The exhibit includes everything from swiftly created works, elaborate, multi-facetted and also seemingly transparent ones, each reflecting the artist’s perception of the subject of numerals. The Kabalistic saying: “One gives rise to two, and two gives rise to three, and to all the other thousands of things thereof” inspired the artist to create 35 oil paintings. At the opening of the exhibit, there is an interactive game of hopscotch, and one can win a limited edition of a digital print.

overall

view of all 35 art works

one (aleph)

cellulose, epoxi resin and oil paints on a bed sheet

dualism(two)

oil paints on canvas

trinity ( three)

lotus leaves and oil paints on canvas

the four seasons

four paintings as an installation

five

installation

seven

moss and oil on canvas

eight

mixed media

nine

wood and a cloth with canvas

ten

pieces of paper and oil paints on canvas

eleven

oil paints on canvas

twelve- march

oil paints on canvas

twelve- april

coconut barks and oil paints on denim

twelve- may

oil paints on canvas

twelve- june

oil paints on canvas

twelve- july

cellulose and oil paints on canvas

twelve- august

soil and oil paints on canvas

twelve- september

oil paints on canvas

twelve- october

pine- needles and oil on canvas

twelve- november

oil paints on canvas

twelve- december

coral, conches and oil paints on canvas

twelve- january

sand and oil paints on denim

twelve - february

oil paints on canvas

thirteen

oil paints on canvas

fourteen

oil paints on canvas

fithteen

oil paints on canvas

sixteen

oil paints on canvas

seventeen- vega

gold leafes and oil paints on canvas