Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Quantum art at Boloix Gallery

Express Staff Writer

Julian Voss-Andreae Reclining Woman (Naughty Pauline) 55 x 23 x 21.

The discovery of the Higgs boson particle a few weeks ago at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland reminded us of the scientific dramas taking place at the most infinitesimal junctions of time and space. So, what was that all about?

The discovery, which was celebrated in the world media, emphasized to those of us outside the loop of quantum science just how strange and complicated our universe is, and how difficult it can be to understand its processes.

Austrian sculptor Julian Voss Andreae, a former student of quantum physics, is making a name for himself by rendering specific examples in sculpture of such scientific discoveries. His artwork has been reviewed in both fine arts journals and in Science magazine.

Andreae's sculptures will be on display at Frederick Boloix Fine Arts' 10th Anniversary Exhibition, which will open Aug. 3 and run through September.

"He renders the mysterious world of quantum physics into a three-dimensional reality.," Boiloix said. "His complex laser-cut, metal sculptures have received worldwide attention."

Andreae's "Quantum Man" sculpture has drawn much attention for presenting the "wave-particle" duality of light. He is also known for building very large-scale sculptures of very small things, like antibodies, biological agents that attack unwelcome guests in the body of an organism.

The University of Pennsylvania recently commissioned Andreae to complete a $300,000 sculpture, a further sign that he is sure to continue as a rising star in the art world.

For a preview of the work that will be on display during the exhibition go to

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