07. Babylona/Maya/China/Binacci – Philippe Leblanc

Philippe Leblanc (BE)

Babylonacci 20 Mini P (2018)
Mayanacci 25 Mini G (2017)
Chinacci 20 Mini S (2018)
Binacci 20 Mini O (2021)

Laser cutting on watercolor paper, acrylic, wood, glass
4 pcs, 1: 38 x 38 x 5 cm

Sensitive to the rationality and purity of forms, Philippe Leblanc draws inspiration from mathematics to create his artwork, in particular from famous numbers such as those of the Fibonacci sequence. 

Fibonacci’s numbers form a sequence in which each term is the sum of the two preceding terms, starting with 0 and 1:

0  1  1  2  3  5  8  13  21  34  55  89  144 …

This sequence of numbers is hidden behind each of the four pieces in this selection.

These seemingly abstract creations illustrate writing systems, mathematical notations, and numeral systems from distant cultures, notably those of Babylonians, Mayans and ancient Chinese, or from more recent cultures, such as the binary system used by our computers.

These modes of representation confer a formal and mysterious equilibrium on these works, which is only waiting to be deciphered.

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