Terrazas’ compositions are playful, irreverent, and philosophical—lines break unexpectedly, shapes tessellate and grow, mathematical systems seem to organize space, then break down. With the analytic rigor of an architect and the eloquence of a poet, he utilizes the simplicity of the square to access the philosophical complexity of the circle—a symbol for infinity and expansive space. The group of works on view, “Possibilities of a Structure,” is divided into four sub-series: “Cosmos,” “Grid,” “Diagonals,” and “Nine Circles.”
Works in the “Cosmos” series show concentric circles cut by squares and diagonals, pulsing with a sense of gravity and motion, while the “Grid” works are sliced by horizontals and verticals, resulting in varying networks of smaller squares and rectangles that bring to mind Piet Mondrian’s early avant-garde experiments. “Diagonals,” meanwhile, take on a central “X” composition, and “Nine Circles” is something of a combination of the other series.