The artist and mathematician Thomas Egense (born in 1972) is known as "The explorer of beauty in chaos". All of his creative artwork is within the field of fractal art.
I am a digital artist who use mathematics to create art. It took me three years to create a unique program capable of making pictures by using a technique called fractal flames. One of my priorities is giving my art a realistic look - as if it was painted using a real brush - thus creating an aesthetic look when printed on canvas or other materials, and thereby combining the digital media with real nature. Creating the perfect picture is like going on a quest with a camera seeking inspiration, except I am standing still and my virtual world changes around me. The universe of fractals is infinite, and the beautiful structures are rare and unique. When I find something midst the chaos, I make the world stop and go in slow motion in many different directions to examine it. Sometimes, when seen from a very specific angle, I have my picture and I take the shot, capturing the moment in the realm of chaos.
"Mathematics contains vast landscapes of complexity and structure. I am a humble explorer travelling through a particular mathematical landscape in which chaos reigns. Every little step I take changes the view dramatically. Thus I am very conscious about my steps. Whenever I discover a place that I sense holds beauty within, I take a break in my journey. I stay in the same place for as long as it takes to carve out and paint the beauty that is hiding. A feeling in my body tells me when I am done. It is an intensive and time consuming process but also a very rewarding one." -- Thomas Egense, 2011
2000: Graduated from Aarhus University as Cand.Scient.
Major in mathematics, minor in phycics.
2000-2012: Working as Software developer for various companies:
LEC, Maersk-Data, Acure, IBM and State University Library of Denmark.
2011-: Began working as an digital artist creating fractal flames art with a program that took 3 years to create.
2012: Started selling his pictures and having them displayed at exhibitions