Dutch Colorists


Recently the Draped Spaces series was exhibited at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery as part of the Dutch Colorists show that Pieter conceptualized and co-curated together with Ben Shattuck.


Dutch Colorists is a group show including the work of Barbara Rink (whose work is shown in the invitation above), 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 medium, their work revolves almost entirely around color. Color is the defining principle, the starting point, and abstraction blossoms from there.

“Abstract Colorism is a celebration of light, of creativity, of painting.
Color helps us define new forms of spatiality.”

This show captures a bright phenomenon rippling through the studios of Amsterdam, and highlights another stage of Dutch painting: the spatial, playful, and abundant use of color.