‘Squaring the Circle’ is the first in Troika’s series of perspective sculptures, which includes ‘Dark Matter’ (2014), ‘Polar Spectrum’ (2015) and ‘Everything is and isn't at the same time’ (2015). Inspired by Edwin Abbott’s satirical novel ‘Flatland’ where the inhabitants of a two-dimensional world cannot recognise a three-dimensional object, these works are a mutation of different forms which are perceived in correlation to the position of the observer.
Constructed from steel and wrapped in a dense black flock flannel that absorbs light, ‘Squaring the Circle’ simultaneously displays the form of a square and a circle. It is both resolutely simple and intriguingly complex. Confronted with the sculpture, viewers have their logical and visual sensibilities challenged. As such, the sculpture points towards a possible unity of seemingly antithetical forms, which escape traditional dualistic interpretations of reality.