“Geometry is the language of the universe. All of us are interconnected.”
Artist, creator, and product designer Javier Gomez transposes mandalas unto furniture. Complex, abstract designs whose focal point emanates into a web of symbols, rays, and forms, the mandala means ‘circle’ in Sanskrit. It demarcates the intimate binding of external and internal realities, as sacred geometry. Concentric like the fractal, the therapeutic emblem variably operates so elegantly throughout history and culture. Javier Gomez, named “Sexiest Artist Alive” by People in 2014, is the first to draw such hidden truths into the modern world.
Transmuting the visual unto the functional all began with his Floral Fractalis collection for JG Home Living. “Winning many awards, it made me realize I could do things I never thought I could do.” Creating acrylic tables, pillows, linens from photographs segued into customized design of luxury chairs, sofas and furniture. Javier hypnotically blurs the lines between visual and functional, while continuing to globalize his distinguished voice and brand. “The synchronicity of the universe is determined by certain mathematical constants which express themselves in the form of ‘patterns’ and ‘cycles’ in nature” writes his exquisitely fractyllized website. “My interpretation of this process can be seen on the following works of art”:
Just to re-iterate, Fractyll = a ‘fractal’ with a progressive ‘pterodactyl’ purpose. A Pterodactyl himself, Gomez activates the fractal flower with wings, spear and speed. Hereby revolutionizing how we view, touch, feel and endure the ornaments decorating our sacred spaces, he initially longed to create products. Wallpaper and rugs turned into linens (with a Turkish company), and acrylic tables rewarded him with the insight to re-apply intimate geometry unto various spokes and pronounced angles.
Inspired by his voyage to Bhutan and the Himalayas 3 years ago, Gomez relished in observing Buddhist monks generate these cosmic and spiritual tools. Their timely investment in the articulation of balance, geometric design and harmony of sacred mandalas illuminated aspects of the deeper human consciousness, and Javier could not resist responding.
“It was so incredible to witness their passion for nature through mathematics.”
Enacting his own versions of the mandala, he gathered 60 bouquets of flower arrangements and orchid motifs to design 60 different fractals. Repeating them 12 (divine number) times each to create just one of 60 unique flower fractals, endless possibilities of functional art arise: Vegetables, mushrooms, body parts…