John Wragg


The Artists

John Wragg


My work explores the idea of the fourth dimension and how its shadows may be represented in both three dimensions (constructions) and two dimensions (paintings and prints). Mostly abstract and geometric in nature, my work seeks to capture four dimensional space through the use of contrasting colours, light, tessellation and optical illusion.

You cannot see the fourth dimension directly and its sheer existence is a matter for conjecture. However, it is a firmly established mathematical and scientific concept with a long history that has influenced many other artists. Although the fourth dimension cannot be perceived directly, it is possible to envisage and model the shadows which 4D objects would project into and onto 3D space, which can then be rendered as constructions or images.