contrasts

July 7 –  September 2

In the summer period we show contrasts in contemporary abstract art: works in felt from Felt for Architecture, works in stone by Liesbeth Crooijmans, wall objects in paper relief by Herman Coppus, ceramic point bowls by OLav Slingerland and gouaches by Gerard van der Horst.

slide show of tapestry Japanese mushroom

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Felt for Architecture consists of Anneke Copier and Claudio Varone. They design and make felt wall hangings of high-quality wool from the Tyrolean mountain sheep. The designs are mostly inspired by nature. Their style can be described as lyrical abstract. The sculptural tapestries are three-dimensional and have good sound-absorbing properties and can be made to measure.
After a spatial planning plan and detailed drawings of the design, the labor-intensive and physically demanding manufacturing process begins. The slideshow gives an impression of the realization of the Japanese Mushroom, a tapestry made to measure. Knowledge of working with felt and artistry go hand in hand. During the summer we show a number of tapestries from them.

slideshow of work by Liesbeth Crooijmans, Herman Coppus, Gerard van der Horst and Olav Slingerland

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Liesbeth Crooijmans “The peace and quiet that the images radiate, and the time you need to see the light on and the shadows in and around the image have been an important aspect of my work for a long time. Time for contemplation. The images themselves are static, but the “turning of the sun” brings the image to life, I want to tempt you to take time to see it slip”

Reliefs by Herman Coppus. The sources of inspiration for his visual work lie in constructivism and the geometric abstraction of the last century. He has been able to develop his own visual language with a strong focus on color, rhythm and lighting.

For Gerard van der Horst the intimacy of the drawing is central. Imagination and clarification. Space and spatial relationships. Straight lines have a bright presence. A line may be related to the size of the paper or orientate on it. However, it can also float independently in the image box. Gerard finds his inspiration in connecting both starting points.

During his training as an industrial designer at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, Olav Slingerland became enthusiastic about the possibilities of pouring clay. By using molds, small to medium series can be produced that still show the hand of the maker. He therefore carries out the process from design to finished product himself. Every color of the series of his bowls is unique.

Interested? Please make an appointment. You are welcome.