Vuevossa by Faris Nasir is a digital art project focusing on 2D and 3D fractals. Faris is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Malaysia whose main art field is bubbleology i.e. soap bubble art.
In his 10 years experience performing with bubbles, he has delved deeper into soap bubble science, and discovered the world of fractals, repeating patterns of different scales that can be found in many fields from music, science, economy to nature.
Using 3D fractal visualisation software of which fractal formulas are calculated, he renders intricate shapes into image stills and motion that resemble the formation of rocks and crystals, geological structures, plants, insect and animal parts, and also human architectures.
Faris has been playing with various forms of art to balance each of its elements. The element of water in soap bubble art is balanced with fire dancing. Physical performing arts are balanced with digital arts. His principle of ‘play and learn’ had shaped his journey merging science and arts.
As an artist, Faris has always been amused and inspired by the different times of the day and the ever-changing colours of the sky. To him, these different moments evoke different feelings, and this is something that he would like to capture through this particular work. The day and night as well as the dusk and dawn, can be seen through this work, especially through the colour that it adopts. Different elements that are present in his work, signifies different times; the morning symbolised by bubbles, the dusk by dragon ribbon, and the night by fire.
His practise involves moving 3D fractals, repeating patterns in different scales. When he rotates a 3D object in 4D according to 6 iterations, he notices that it would form shapes that we can find in nature. This relates to the concept of sacred geometry, which is now the main inspiration behind his work. He believes that as human beings, we are as well strongly connected with nature. Therefore, the reason why we perceive something as beautiful, such as an artwork, is because we have the instinct to seek for patterns that we feel safe looking at. Subconsciously, the patterns that are embedded in nature are the ones that make us feel safe. Thus, when it is replicated or re-adapted into visuals, we would appreciate its beauty.