Arnout Meijer at VIVID

I regularly meet Saskia Copper and Aad Krol, founders of Rotterdam-based Galerie VIVID at Design Miami/, the semi-annual fair, where they have been known for presenting the best of the best of Dutch design. The duo whose gallery was one of the world’s first to specialize in collectible contemporary design, founded in 1999, are known among museum curators and private collectors not only as pioneers in the field, but also for their extraordinary taste and as the ambassadors of the new Dutch Design Movement. In recent years they have added to their roaster furniture by DeStijl Movement and were the first to organize a gallery exhibition devoted to Gerrit Rietveld. Visiting VIVID which is located at a stunning brutalist space was a part of the Dutch design tour, in the occasion of the solo show of Arnout Meijer (closing on March 19). Arnout, who was present at the gallery, has lead us through the installation, discussing the concept behind it. Entitled 336 m³ blue/orange, it consists of light sculptures that mix blue and orange, through which Meijer seeks to explore layers of subjective truths and to allow the visitor to experience perceptions and the illusion of light. It is an intriguing way to present his sculptural lights and to allow the viewer to fully understand the meanings standing at their core. Thank you, Sakia, Aad, and Arnout for opening gallery and for allowing us to experience the art within the space. 

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