Tessellation Artists around the Globe

Artists

Updated 2021-12-09:

Since M.C. Escher started popularizing “nested shape” tessellations, many artist have dabbled in the field. Some show a passing interest, yet still create with a very deep understanding of the rules of symmetry. Others can’t get enough and create constantly in this medium.

Still other artists push the boundaries and explore off-spurs, into fractals, circle limits, non-repeating planes, animation, metamorphosis, pentagonal rules, morphing shapes, platonic solid tessellations, architecture, art shows, consumer products… As for me, I look to achieve fluid line tessellations, with a few bent symmetry rules, and mostly humorous stories attached to the characters I create.

Below is a list of tessellation artists from around the globe, with a link to their web presence. It is in no specific order, other than our Master-Tessellator, MCE, at the top of the list. I will expand this list as more artists emerge and appear in my sphere. Send me a note if I’ve missed someone! All artwork is the copyright of each artist. 

Tessellation Artist Maurits Cornelis Escher

Tessellation Artist Maurits Cornelis Escher

Tessellation Artist Alain Nicolas

Tessellation Artist Alain Nicolas

Tessellation Artist Jason Panda

Tessellation Artist Francine Champagne

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Tessellation Artist Guillaume Riesen

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Tessellation Artist Renée van den Kerkhof

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Tessellation Artist tesseful

Tessellation Artist Robert Fathauer

Tessellation Artist Robert Fathauer

Tessellation Artist Regolo Bizzi

Tessellation Artist Mike Wilson

Tessellation Artist Mike Wilson

Tessellation Artist Richard Hassell

Tessellation Artist Richard Hassell

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Tessellation Artist Emily Grosvenor

Tessellation Artist Bruce Bilney

Tessellation Artist Bruce Bilney

Tessellation Artist Seth Bareiss

Tessellation Artist Seth Bareiss

Tessellation Artist Marjorie Rice

Tessellation Artist Marjorie Rice

Tessellation Artist David B. Sullivan

Tessellation Artist David B. Sullivan

Tessellation Artist Henk Wyniger

Tessellation Artist Henk Wyniger

Tessellation Artist Yoshiaki Araki

Tessellation Artist Yoshiaki Araki

Tessellation Artist Chris Watson

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Tessellation Artist Tesematsu

Tessellation Artist Chris Edwards

Tessellation videographer and artist Nikos Georgakas, Brenikou
Tessellation Artist Hidekazu Nomura
Tessellation Artist Hidekazu Nomura


Tessellation Artist Makoto Nakamura
Tessellation Artist Makoto Nakamura
Tessellation Artist Tatsuo Horiuchi
Tessellation Artist Yasukiyo Yoshida, sakuramederu


If you’re a “Learn by Seeing” “Learn by Doing” kind of person, I’ve started creating videos on “how-to” create tessellations. I’ll be covering each of the 17 symmetry groups, one class at a time. And like all artists, we need to make a living. So. I’ve uploaded these to the Skillshare platform. I’ll get paid by minutes watched.

You can take the classes for free. Skillshare offers anywhere from 2 weeks to a month for free if you sign up, even temporarily.

You can register for just a month and cancel anytime. It’s less than the cost of a Netflix subscription! And you can still stay put on the couch. There are over 40,000 classes on topics for creative persons just like you. Join my mailing list, either here on my blog (in the sidebar), or a at this link for a specific list I use to announce new classes.

I’d love for you to join me on this wonderful learning adventure.

If you prefer, you can follow my progress on social media, I always announce my new class:
Facebook: Franc Champagne, and Vancouver Island Tessellation Artist
Instagram: champagne.francine
Twitter: FChampagne1
Linkedin: Graphic Design, PowerPoint and tessellations
Youtube: Video animations and class intros

My classes have received an independent rating of 9.7/10, placing these Skillshare classes in the TOP 2% of classes reviewed by CourseMarks!

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Rekindle your Love of M.C. Escher Tessellations, draw your own tessellations using a free iPad App rating

Here is a list of the classes up so far:

  1. Rekindle your Love of M.C. Escher Tessellations, draw your own tessellations using a free iPad App. In this class I introduce the concept of tessellations, show you the work of M.C. Escher as well as other artists. Then we dive into a first symmetry method, P4g, accomplished by drawing only one line to create the perimeter of your tessellation.
  2. Just like M. C. Escher’s Tessellations: Draw Using a New Symmetry Method and Your iPad. We tackle the Mirrored Triplets symmetry group, aka P3m1.
  3. This UP/DOWN, LEFT/RIGHT Tessellation method was M. C. Escher’s favorite. It is also the symmetry method, P1, most taught in schools. Probably the only way most artists have tried to accomplish a nested shape. We will push it a tad farther, but also easier than scissors and cardboard.
  4. M. C. Escher Tessellations: The Three Cozy Buddies Symmetry Group, know as symmetry group P3. Lots of examples, from many different tessellation artists. One of my favorite ways of creating tessellations.
  5. Digital Patterns: Super Simple Quickie Patterns. 20 patterns in 30 minutes! I will show you how to draw and assemble your pattern design elements in four different and unusual ways. Come explore the possibilities, from a different point of view using your iPad and the free KaleidoPaint app. There is more to symmetry than rigid repeats, half-drops and tossed layouts.
  6. My next class with deal with a symmetry group I have named: “This way — that way”, aka crystallographic notation Pg. That Koloman Moser video above, is part of the series.

2022-01-10

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