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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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ARNO HOOGLAND

Arno Hoogland is an Amsterdam based product and interior designer. He combines modern production techniques with traditional crafts. Through experimentation with movement, light, form and texture his work explores human behavior within spaces and towards objects. His work provokes sensory interaction to make people aware of their habits, while renewing their attention to their surroundings.
At OODE we have a selection of furniture and wooden wall elements that show these experiments in texture, graphic patterns and woodcraft with an modern production machine. Below an impression of the works at OODE.

 

 

ELLA KOOPMAN – TEXTILES

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.
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QUINTUS KROPHOLLER – BLACK GOLD

A reminder of the oil industry; Black Gold objects by Quintus Kropholler. Asphalt is everywhere, but since it is only regarded in purely functional terms its potential remains unseen in everyday objects. With his objects, Kropholler shows the overlooked aesthetics of asphalt and reflects on the value of the material and its origin. Black Gold is a monument of an industrial era.

BAT LABAT – OBESE THONET CHAIR

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.

TESSA DE RIJK – TEXTURED WORKS

 

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.