We are proud to exhibit a selection of ‘ orphaned’ textile pieces by Ella Koopman at OODE. Ella Koopman (Dordrecht, 1947) studied painting and sculpture at the Art Academy of Rotterdam and at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. In the course of time her work grows from figurative-naturalistic to abstraction.
In the mid-1980s she started experimenting with non-stretched pieces of linen, which were embossed by folding, pleating and stitching. She had exhibitions at the West Fries Museum and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.Jean Claude de Catelbajac, Louis Feraud and the Dutch fashion designers Frank Govers, Frans Molenaar and Mart Visser and shoe designer Jan Jansen worked together with her.
Her work is rough, optical and very surprising in texture and colours.
The ceramic IONIC vase and bowl by Mae Engelgeer for Cor Unum ceramics. Mae Engelgeer’s work embraces subtle color palettes, patterns, and linear elements. Complex compositions merge with perfection to establish harmony.
The obese Thonet chair by Bat Labat made its way to OODE. Bat Labat is a young French designer who graduated at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2018. His work is in the cross section of graphic, product, and conceptual design. For his graduation, he crafted – both virtual and physical – a series of chairs based on Thonet chairs.
At OODE we have a new collection of textured works made by Tessa de Rijk. Shapes that are withdrawn from nature and that are derived from an absolute curiosity to the old Japanese zen gardens. After her paintings that were made with brushes that she made herself, she started to work with textures, using clay in her painting. The shapes are created without any hesitation, just as thorough as nature itself.
They are seemingly easy, yet this is the result of a complex research, mastering the perfect line and shape that captures nature’s solitude. Their designs are counter shapes with rhythmic layers and dynamic patterns.
OODE provided a selection of orphaned art for Consious Hotel Museum Square in Amsterdam.
The work of Tessa de Rijk that was made for OODE is now featured in the Arifort catalogue 2019. Styling and shoot by Kamer 465. Picture by Inga powilleit.
From the 21th of March 2019 OODE will show recent paintings of Amsterdam based artist Pieter de Bruyn Kops. You are welcome at the opening on the 21th between 18:00-20:30 or visit the gallery after to see his newest works.