At OODE we present an orphaned collection by Dutch photographer Cor van Weele (1918-1989).
Van Weele worked during the war several years for photographers Nell Herbert (Haarlem), Godfried de Groot (Amsterdam) and Willy Schurman (The Hague). During the war he ended up in camp Muehlberg/Elbe and illegally photographed the hardships of his fellow sufferers. He settled in Amsterdam after the war and developed into an excellent portrait photographer until the mid-1950s. Many of his glass negatives from this period have survived. Gradually he shifted his field of activity to commissioned and documentary photography. He was an inspired teacher at the Film Academy (1960s) and the Rietveld Academy (1970s). The works of OODE show a variety of graphic works, portraits, landscapes and sceneries. All with quite harsh contrasts and showing different aspects of moments in life he encountered.
Fred Gubbels (1941-2014) lived in weert , he was a graphic artist, painter and draftsman. He studied graphic school and self-taught in Eindhoven. His art is mixed media artworks from about 1985. Often made with cardboard boxes – cut, glued and painted.
His most famous works are from the period in which the horizon is outlined low with an all-dominating sky above. Landscape is by far his most loved genre. Less well known are the more abstract works with an emphatic use of color
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.
Shifting colour through movement.
Reflective, coloured, rippled glass panels reflect light in spaces. The piece disperses light through it’s rippled surface creating transitions of colour from various view points.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A selection of paintings of Laura de Wilde are now on exhibition at OODE. Her paintings are usually made with acrylics, ink, metal powders and pencil. The heavy linen is stretched on a wooden and aluminium framework. Her work is minimal, with often strong contrasts and layers. The use of the metal powders next to black create an interesting balance between roughness, refinement, texture and reflection.
At OODE we had a photoshoot of MOKKO AMSTERDAM, beautiful Japanese inspired minimalistic furniture by Aad Bos. More info www.mokkoamsterdam.com
Pieter de Bruyn Kops, 2017
OODE asked some artists to show their newest work for our new exhibition at oode. Pieter de Bruyn Kops shows his collection Circles. Out Of Order is a series of light fixtures which is the result of a collaboration between Amsterdam based interdisciplinary design studio BCXSY and Rotterdam based design studio Atelier Robotiq. The extremely light weight cylindrical construction consist solely of wound fiber, reinforced with resin, resembling a three-dimensional line work suspended in space.
Other designers that participate are Rik ten Velden, TEO, Thier en Van Daalen and Elise Luttik.
OODE // 1-10-2017 untill 1-12-2017
Rik ten Velden is a furniture and product designer. His designs are based on research and experiment with material and manufacturing techniques. He aims to express the beauty of material through clear constructions.
The femme chair is a part of the knotted collection. This collection started with a visit to the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam. There he received a crash course in knotting techniques used on ships from two senior craftsman. He knotted for three months to perfect his technique. For the lamp and the chair seating only a single rope is used. The forms reflect the maritime inspiration of the knotted collection
The Urchin Pendant Lamps are a part of the knitted collection, inspired by experimentation with a beautiful knitting machine. This collection is created in collaboration with the Dutch textile lab by Textielmuseum in Tilburg. Removable woolen shades are applied at elegant steel frames. The construction makes it is easy to switch to a different shade.
New at OODE is the Zero Lamp Two by Uniqka and is designed by Dutch designer Jacob de Baan.
The brass ellipses are joined together with hand-stitched leather cord. Nothing else was used to create this basic but effective shape.
This lamp is now available at OODE for 549 euro.
Teresa is fascinated by light as a translation of energy, the transparency of glass and what it beholds and the physics of movement. Lumi is a lamp that captures the contradictory traits of water and light in “a drop of glass”. It conducts, magnifies and spreads its light and the light from the sun about. When light is reflected by water or glass it can look magical.
Tannic Acid series of Steven Banken reveals the exceptional similarity in color of two radically different materials after the natural transition.
A rusty nail surrounded by blue stains in oak forms the basis of this research. Oak contains high concentrations of tannic acid, which turns into dark blue when it’s exposed to steel. The same happens with steel, as a result of a chemical reaction between red iron oxide and tannic acid. To accelerate this normally undesirable process the elements that cause this chemical reaction are applied in liquid form on the other material.
Recently Kimpton de Witt Hotel opened it’s doors in Amsterdam. Sophisticated design with a typical Dutch twist makes the hotel a lovely place to stay. Oode provided some of the art on display. When visiting Oode, stop by Kimpton de Witt Hotel to check it out!
Since 2010 Nina Sajet opened her Ceramic studio in Amsterdam – this is where she creates art objects, jewelry and everyday objects. In these pieces she capture the beauty of the unseen ordinary. Most of the time a new collection starts from an intuitive image or dream.The Leafspoon serie is one of Nina’s first projects in which she captures the beauty of nature in its most unadulterated form. She was inspired by authentic porcelain, where nature plays an important role in the decoration. By experimenting how natural forms could take a life on its own as functional objects, Nina found out that the leaf could serve perfectly as a bowl and the peduncle as a handle.
When making the molds for the spoon, nature is literally copied. All sorts of cabbage types form the basis for the molds. Liquid plaster is cast around the different cabbage leaves. Once hardened porcelain is poured into the molds. After the baking the different components are melted together with drops of porcelain. The connections are highlighted by gold accents. Each spoon is unique by its endless combinations and its manual way of connecting.