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Benjamin Andrew Koder

Masada College

Artwork title
Optical allusion
HSC year
2014
ARTEXPRESS year
2015
Expressive form
Photomedia
Artist’s statement

My work explores the innate imagination of the human eye, refracting patterns into warped polygons. The mirage of depth created by the skewed geometry evokes a judgement of relativity and questions the reliability of how we perceive our world. Each piece explores a different element of structure – solid, reflected, separated and smoothed geometry – each exploring a form that could not physically exist.

Influencing artists: Mike Winkelmann, Bridget Riley


Collection connections

Research op art. How do works such as these by Benjamin Koder and Bridget Riley challenge our understanding of perception?

Experiment with screenprinting techniques to produce repeated patterns based on forms found in your art classroom.