Dedee Shattuck Gallery Presents Dutch Colorists in Westport, MA

From Sep 5 – 29, The Dedee Shattuck Gallery presents Dutch Colorists, a group show including the work of Barbara Rink, Daniel Mullen, Pieter de Bruyn Kops, Rob Bouwman, Willem van der Weide, and Neil Fortune. These artists, all living and working in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, represent an exciting new artistic movement: though they are not consciously a group nor work in the same mediums, their work revolves almost entirely around color. Color is the defining principal, the starting point, and abstraction blossoms from there. In a country known throughout the world as the home to the early giants of Landscape and Figure painting (Vermeer, Rembrandt, van Gogh, Bruegel), and some leaders of Abstract Painting (Mondrian, Theo van Doesburg, Jan Schoonhoven), this show highlights another stage of Dutch painting: the spacious, playful, and abundant use of color.

“Abstract colorism is a celebration of light, of creativity, of painting. Color defines spatiality.” Co-curator, Dutch-American artist Pieter de Bruyn Kops