Project 05

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld & Ted Stamm

Opening : Thursday 7th September 2017 
OV Project is part of Brussels Gallery Weekend

For his fifth project OV Project is delighted to present a confrontation between the late American painter Ted Stamm (USA, 1944 - 1984) and Dutch Modern Design pioneer Gerrit Rietveld (Netherlands, 1888 - 1964). 

Founder and major pilar of De Stijl where he met and collaborated with Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg – He has been deeply influenced by the ‘New Objectivity’ while is approach aimed for simplicity in construction. In 1918, his Masterpiece the ‘Red Blue Chair’ has been honoured for its simplicity, precision and a pure representation of De Stijl group who was constantly looking for harmony through geometry and primary colours. In parallel, the exhibition will feature an overview of shaped canvas and works on paper by Ted Stamm. Often considered as an artist of Monochromatic approach and radical Minimalism, the singular role of shape in his practice has always been present as questioning scale, dimension and impact.

Ts P 10178 Sw 44 79 Guf 12 02 2014 Zz03 C

Ted Stamm

Ts P 10178 Sw 44 79
  • SW-44, 1979
  • Oil on canvas
  • 50.8 x 81.28 cm (20 × 32 inches)

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld

Guf 12 02 2014 Zz03 B
  • Zig-Zag Chair, 1932/1933
  • Stained pine wood of Bruynzeel floor panels
  • 77 x 36 x 47.5 cm (30 5/16 x 14 3/16 x 18 1/2 inches)