Kuma-kuna, illumine, air-hostess & wingsz-wind
Studies of form and movement
Funky sculptural & spatial works by Dutch artist COCKY EEK (b.1966) who lives and works in Amsterdam. Air plays a dominant role in Eeks spacial compositions which often deals with flying, floating or a state of nothingness. Cocky Eek studied fashion design. Via butdoesitfloat.
Space mushroom meets octopus looking lamps
‘Pleasure begins as soon as you enter the light-filled space’
Dutch paper artist PAULA ARNTZEN (b.1980) is behind these amazing paper sculptures/lamps. Funky how a simple and inexpensive material like paper can be transformed into something like this! Paulas paper process was presented at the Arnhem Mode Biënnale 2009. Via Yatzer.
The magic of the unreal
Love the theatrical feel of this loop image from one of MARIJKE VAN WARMERDAM (b.1959 Netherlands) films. Her video work use the strategy of looping to suggest that not all is what it appears. Her work occupies a hybrid position between film, installation, photography and sculpture. She is represented by Galerie Micheline Szwajcer in Antwerben, Beligum. Marijke lives and works in Amsterdam.
über cool book drawings – de stijl movement
I wanna read these books judging by their cover. The Dutch artist, DICK BRUNA (b.1927) is behind the drawings on these book covers. I love his naïve and simple style as well as flat colorful compositions.
“I would love to be able to draw like a child, so spontaneous, so open-minded on those big sheets. As an adult you start to draw and then hope that you make something good, something beautiful. A child is not like that, they start and see what happens… I draw things you will see close to home, things that I also like. Maybe I still think a bit like a child, I have a childish mind, I think. There are a lot of things I don’t understand.” (DICK BRUNA).
Dick Bruna was born into a Dutch publishing house A.W.Bruna & Son, but he never liked the business side of it and became a drawer of book covers instead. Bruna has produced more than 2000 characteristic and recognizable book covers for the A.W.Bruna & Son. Bruna has sold more than 85 million storybooks- translated into 40 languages.Bruna was influenced by the Dutch graphic design of the De Stijl Movements - they advocated a reduction to the essentials of form and color and mainly used primary colors along with black and white. Via butdoesitfloat
I have previously posted some work by the Dutch artist, Conny Kuilboer (b.1976 The Netherlands), back in July 09. Here is a little more. I love the humor and kitsch feel.
Oliver of the sky
Oliver Of The Sky (1988) is a Dutch artist who grew up in New Zealand and currently lives in Berlin. Most of his drawings are for sale at his website, in case you like them.
Shapes of the future
Lucy and Bart is a collaboration between Lucy McRae and Bart Hess (based in Amsterdam). They describe their work;
‘as an instinctual stalking of fashion, architecture, performance and the body. They share a fascination with genetic manipulation and beauty expression. Unconsciously their work touches upon these themes, however it is not their intention to communicate this. They work in a primitive and limitless way creating future human shapes, blindly discovering low – tech prosthetic ways for human enhancement’.