Raghda Abdel Khaleq

What was the inspiration behind your artwork?

This work explores the autonomous nature of light as a medium that can be “painted” with. Light is refracted through glass to create visually interesting and unique images, which are then photographed against a dark backdrop to highlight the forms produced.

What do you see as the similarity between science and art? Why is science-art important in today's society?

I believe scientists and artists are alike in several ways, one being the way in which they approach their work. Although what they produce is quite different, both engage with concepts and materials. Whether it be exploring new methods of representation in art, or applying new technical and analytic techniques in science, both fields require experimentation with ideas, and constitute elements of openness, curiosity, and an ability to problem-solve. As such, interdisciplinary practices between artists and scientists can only be beneficial!

Get to know the artist!

My name is Raghda Abdel Khaleq and I am currently a student at the University of New South Wales enrolled in a dual degree of Science and Fine Arts, with majors in Physics and Painting. I am passionate about the work I do in both fields, and am very interested in interdisciplinary practices between the two.

Get in touch!

Follow Raghda on Instagram: @artisticphysicist

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