M.C.Escher exhibition at ArtScience MuseumM.C.Escher exhibition at ArtScience Museum


Escher Mania

Until today, references to the works of M.C Escher can be found in various domains, ranging from artistic fields to popular culture.

Numerous contemporary painters and digital artists have been inspired by M.C. Escher’s work on tessellation and have interpreted it in their own artistic language. Musicians and singers from the late 1960’s were also fond of M.C. Escher’s creative process. In the domain of comics and cartoons, his geometric world inspired the creators of famous comic characters.

They showcase how the Escher Mania has affected all creative domains and how M.C. Escher’s work is still influencing contemporary culture.


M.C. Escher, Pink Floyd, Ummagumma

Pink Floyd
Private Collection, Italy

The rock band Pink Floyd was fond of M.C. Escher and created an infinite reflection on the cover of their album Ummagumma in 1969, a tribute to his work.

M.C. Escher, Madman Jam

Madman Jam
1988 / Comics
Private Collection, Italy

Published by Dark Horse Comics, this story immerses the rather gothic Madman Jam into the enigmatic world of M.C. Escher.

M.C. Escher, Hans Kuiper, Donald Duck

Hans Kuiper
Donald Duck
Digital Print
Private Collection, Italy

This Dutch artist, Hans Kuiper has an impressive graphic oeuvre and has patented a computerized system to produce automatic tessellation. Donald Duck is an example of his digital work.

M.C. Escher, R. Hassel, Fish Scales III, Black, Red and Gold Variant on Brushed Aluminium

R. Hassell
Fish Scales III, Black, Red and Gold Variant on Brushed Aluminium
Digital Print and cutting on Dibond Aluminium Composite Panel

Richard Hassell, co-founder of the Singapore-based architectural practice WOHA, is passionate about M.C. Escher’s work and has created this unique Fish Scales tessellation work for this Exhibition.