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ANNE ROSE REGENBOOG – METAL CUBES

Anne Rose Regenboog | Shape and form, Sculpture, Home decor decals

Anne Rose Regenboog lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands. She studied Applied and Fine Arts at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Actively exhibiting her artwork since 1991 in Europe, USA and Japan where it can be found in many private collections.
Sources of inspiration are the classic elementary forms with a focus on experiments and conceptual thinking within a given context.
Her work is autonomous. She presents her ideas in metal objects and paintings.

It’s a minimalistic art piece with a combination of  straight lines and a circles, which has several ways to hang up the piece. By walking around it, you see the different angles.

ESTHER STASSE – VASES

In 1992 Esther Stasse graduates from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Her work seems firmly rooted in the Dutch geometrical tradition, based on a few elementary forms: the cylinder, the oval, the rectangular and rectangular beams. Moreover, there are no bold colours and no decoration to distract from the basic geometry.

 

Stasse’s work is essentially formal. Trained as a ceramicist, her teachers were Jan van der Vaart and Geert Lap, function is not her first goal. Most of her objects can be used as vases, but form and composition are her main interest. Stasse chooses to limit expression to a minimum. In 2010 she resolutely limited herself exclusively to the rectangular block, wondering how to make a rectangle interesting.

After pouring a block (mould casting) she starts to build  transforming it into an interesting architectural vase, a piece of modernistic micro-architecture. Stasse plays with rhythm and movement by elongating tubes in pairs or by repeating the same form twice or more, searching for the perfect composition, this results in serene and monumental objects.

 

COEN KAAYK // 1947 – 2014

 

The architecture of light and color.

Brightly colored gems, capturing the colors of sunshine. Their shapes reduced to rudimental forms of kubes, pyramids or multi-faceted diamonds. Colors stacked, placed next to each-other like a pointillist painting. The work of Coen Kaayk (1947-2014) is an ode to color. Playful, colorful and bursting with joy.

Kaayk dedicated his career to investigate the optical relationship between shape, color and light. In a span of 40 years Kaayk created an impressive oeuvre of hundreds of autonomous sculptures, ranging from tiny table objects to room filling landscapes. Every piece, no matter the scale, is treated with the same intense urge to investigate the optical relations between shape, color and light. His work can be seen as a constant search to master the translucent material and and continuous quest to refine the relationship between material, shape, color and light.

Kaayks Magnus opus is De bouwplaats (2014) an impressive room filling installations of acrylic objects. He created an urban landscape, reminiscent  of modernist architecture. He used industrially produced acrylic resin to create an imaginative city of light and color. The city of Tiel has bought the work and installed it in one of its cultural centres.

Gallery OODE honoured to present a curated selection of 10 small objects by this interesting artist. Every piece is unique in shape, color and composition. They make are a great addition to any interior and art collection.

 

 

 

 

 

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BRITTE KOOLEN

 

Inspired by the minimalistic principles including reuse, organisation and reduction, the work of Britte Koolen embraces our universal desire to create order out of chaos.

Precision is key. Precision can sometimes be arrived intuitively: imperfections that show up while working can be deleted. But likewise exaggerated to become formal elements in their own right.

The objects are best discovered not by analytical contemplation, but by walking around them, seeing them from all angles and experiencing them as they are and as you are in space.

 

 

CURATED BY ..

Monthly we ask contemporary artists to curate a gallery wall at OODE.

This month we asked Tessa de Rijk to show her work next to works of other artist and/or orphaned art. Visit the gallery to see the result of this curated selection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ARCTIC TEXTURES

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Now at OODE the photography of Maarten Copper, called Arctic Textures. About this series of photography:

The temperature in the Arctic region is rising at twice the speed as the global average. The decrease in snow and sea ice exposes a darker surface. Where the traditional white polar landscape reflects most of the solar energy, the exposed darker surface increases the amount of solar energy absorbed in these areas. This is called the albedo effect. The significant regional warming of the surface again leads to continued melting of glaciers and the ice cap and the loss of sea ice.

Climate effects are simultaneous with other influences such as pollution, fishing, changes in land use, population increases, and changes in culture and economy. All these influences combined can amplify the impact on the health and well-being of both humans and ecosystems. Frequently the overall effect is greater than the sum of the individual factors, as we see for example in the case of pollutants, increased ultraviolet radiation and warmer climate. Which effects are most important and how they interact will depend on local factors in each individual region of the Arctic.

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