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The Marquist

Exhibition Detail
Fractalage Art Opening and Unlimited Champagne Event
Curated by: Rene Kindinger
3807 San Pablo Ave
Emeryville, CA 94608

July 10th, 2013 - July 17th, 2013
July 10th, 2013 8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
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East Bay
Tuesday- Sunday from 12:00pm- 9:00pm
modern, graffiti/street-art, abstract, mixed-media, performance, conceptual
Free from 7pm-9pm, $5 from 9pm-10pm, $10 from 10pm on

F8 is please to announce that Fractalge will be appearing/occuring within our clubs walls on Wednesday, July 10th accompanied by our "Best in the Bay" Housepitality party and will be fueled by unlimited libations in the form of champagne from 9pm-10pm for only $5.  Come celebrate both another triumphant show for Derek Nielson and another amazing accomplishment for f8


Artist Statement


Merely because I perceive that which others miss does not make me an artist, but that perception induces questions, prompting exploration in directions I can proudly say no one has ever seen. So, does that make creative output the summoning of etheric matter into existence or is it created from nothing? I believe there is a place of substance just out of our sight, a pool of energy that sits idle until tapped. And into my particular tub of force I have injected a straw, through which I inserted a microscope, and there, just before I withdrew my inspection device I saw for a few brief moments what creativity truly is. Now, I cannot say in English what creativity actually is, just as a two dimensional creature cannot describe something of the third, but my straw sure can siphon out those luscious colors in all their beauteous, intricate, fractal form. Thus I have called it Fractalage.


And in creating these works of repeating, self-similar patterns and shapes I have noticed their producing a resonating effect with my psyche thereby inducing more peeks into that nether land. So, like a drug, I am addicted to looking, and to look I must paint. Fractalage has now changed my wiring to the point where I am seeing creative fractals everywhere. Being alive, for me is truly a high vibratory event, where now the multiple straws are littering the world behind me. Please, I beg your forgiveness of my trash, and I must warn you that the substance from there is sticky, so be careful when looking at those colors, you might actually taste that world, which might not be a good thing.


Derek K. Nielsen


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