I’m always interested in work that’s reductive in some way – work that emphasizes simplification and distills an idea into its basic meaning. I ran across an artists that’s been doing just that. In a recent solo exhibition last month at the Museum van Bommel van Dam, in the Netherlands, Esther Tielemans showed a body of work that relates to her newly released publication New Scenes.
The artist believes that along with communicating an idea, designers simultaneously create an identity for themselves and others during the process. Using this notion Tielemans created a series of reductive, geometric paintings representing these uniquely collected influences, and placed the work on walls and floors creating an environmental setting in which viewers interact with. I’m really attracted to these simplified, alluring visual pieces of candy. I wish I had an opportunity to see them in person!
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Photo from the artist’s website