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.