April 3, 2014 - May 4, 2014
Featured artists: Arno Kortschot
Opening night Apr 3rd 5:30-8:30pm
Artist in attendance
Jennifer Kostuik Gallery is pleased to introduce the wall mounted and freestanding, 3-dimensional sculptures of Vancouver based, Dutch artist, Arno Kortschot.
Kortschot searches for the connection of form and material in relation to both natural and man made environments. The geometric shapes employed by the artist are a reflection of both architectural elements and the rhythms and colors of Nature. His affection for minimalism creates a strong urge to fill spaces with objects that are stripped of all meaning to exist purely as a spatial concept. Inspired by the history of geometric abstraction that can be found in the art and architecture of his native country, The Netherlands, Kortschot creates sculptures that are meticulously placed side by side, are free standing, or lean at an angle against a wall. Kortschot shapes his ideas into sculptures with bright color and often with a repetition of the same shapes together. In some works, he has incorporated LED light to allow the form to glow with color from the inside out. In others, a slight tension exists where the sculptures almost touch. Shadow play is integral to the entire reading of all his installations