VITA DI LUSSO GOES FOR ABSTRACT ART
AT PAN AMSTERDAM 2018
Last Sunday, the Dutch Art Fair PAN Amsterdam closed its doors after a very successful week.
At this 32ndedition, more than 100 antique dealers, galleries and art traders showed their pieces.
VITA DI LUSSO was there and challenged herself this time to focus on a quite surprising theme:
Delighting the senses
The organizational team of PAN Amsterdam did everything in their power to delight all the visitor’s senses. For instance, there was a recently discovered artwork of Mondriaan, photographer Erwin Olaf made an extraordinary installation with a series of portraits of Amsterdam residents, you were guided around by well-known people like Princes Margarita and you could enjoy the lovely drinks and bites at the oyster bar. VITA DI LUSSO did it all, but still kept focus on her theme.
For quite some years, geometrics are on top of trend when it comes to interior. And also the next few years we will see a lot of rectangles, squares, triangles and circles. This trend does not limit itself for only walls or furniture, but also concerns accessories and art. I found this very interesting, which is why I decided to focus myself on geometric art this time. And surprisingly, I discovered a huge variety!
Although geometric art (or geometric abstraction) is rather new, Dutch artists were busy with abstraction before. Influenced by cubism and futurism, Piet Mondrian and Gerrit Rietveld were actualy appointed as the first generation of geometric abstractors. This timeless design language did not only inspire many artists, but lots of architects and designers as well. Remember Tom Dixon’s Etch and Cell light designs and how about the interior pieces of Studiopepe?
PAN Amsterdam was a blast, just like every year. Thank you organization team for your help and information. And thank you Gallery Wilms from Venlo and De Rijk Fine Art from The Hague, where I made a few pictures. Thank you also Cor van Dijk for the lovely conversation and your beautiful sculptures. Till next year!