Gallery Bart

proudly opens its second garden exhibition Sentient Shapes with the sculptures of Britte Koolen (1994, NL).

When creating her sculptures, Britte limits herself to basic shapes in geometry: the circle, the rectangle and the square. In addition, she is driven by minimalist principles such as reuse, organization and reduction. She is also determined in her use of color: she sticks to the same shades of red, yellow, purple and black and these are repeated time and again in her installations and wall sculptures.

When Britte starts working on a new sculpture, the place where it is ultimately displayed is leading. The space around the work is just as important as the space it occupies. Prior to the making process, she therefore visits the location and investigates how a sculpture, but also herself, can relate to the space.