Architecture in the Dark

Architecture in the Dark seeks to explore the forgotten qualities of space. The baby – snail brings in focus the bodily identification with the environmental experience, an awareness that may be a conduct to new paths of psychological discovery. This canvas seeks to explore the heterotopic conditions of space and architecture in relation to our … Continue reading Architecture in the Dark

The Da Vinci Trinity

Although Leonardo Da Vinci had no formal academic training, many historians and scholars regard him as the prime exemplar of the "Universal Genius" or "Renaissance Man", an individual of "unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly inventive imagination." He is widely considered one of the most diversely talented individuals ever to have lived. He studied engineering, sculpting, painting, … Continue reading The Da Vinci Trinity

A Cosmology of Civilization

The aim of this painting is to visualize the similarities that are existing between the cosmical cycles and that of the civilization process. It is also the cover for a music album that features an opera with the same title. The description of that album will go into more detail about the used symbolism. This … Continue reading A Cosmology of Civilization

Cyberhive

Cyberhive (canvas 60' x 60') tries to visualize the manifestation of a multi-dimensional cybernetic system in the time-space continuum and is the capstone on the eight-part series "Cybernetic Musings". As a system where different minds come together to create or destroy information, the existence of a cyberhive mind is as real as that of the … Continue reading Cyberhive

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Expectations

This canvas (W 30' x H 36') is the 7th installation in my collection Cybernetic Musings. As shown in other canvasses in this series, I have mixed feelings about recent developments in the new information technology and the developing cyberspace that vacillate between optimism and pessimism. However, the dominant emotion is one of expectation tempered … Continue reading Expectations

The Birth of the Cyberspace

The term cyberspace was first used by the American-Canadian author William Gibson in 1982 in a story published in Omni magazine and then in his book Neuromancer. In this science-fiction novel, Gibson described cyberspace as the creation of a computer network in a world filled with artificially intelligent beings. The real cyberspace is a global … Continue reading The Birth of the Cyberspace

Here be Rats …

This artwork is part of a series of five paintings that is called Cybernetic Musings. In these series I explore recent developments into the cyberspace. The title of this work refers to an old annotation that medieval cartographers made upon unexplored territories "Here be dragons" and also refers to one of my own works where … Continue reading Here be Rats …

The Philosopher's Chicken. Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40' by Shaharee Vyaas (2022). More info: www.maharajagar.com

The Philosopher’s Chicken.

In search for a contemporary philosopher´s egg, I came to wonder if one of those previous eggs didn’t hatch a philosopher’s chicken. That would make my task lots easier than having to go through the laborious process of producing a philosopher´s egg out of thin air (and whatever other substances). The philosopher’s egg is a … Continue reading The Philosopher’s Chicken.

Cryptomathics: the complexity of simplicity.

Ours is the Age of Science; but from a study of most contemporary art, one would find it difficult to infer this most obvious of facts. Contemporary literature, graphic arts, and music, contain remarkably few references to contemporary science—few references even to the metaphysical and ethical problems which contemporary science has raised.A survey showed that … Continue reading Cryptomathics: the complexity of simplicity.