Simon Oud

*1956 in Hoorn, Netherlands

Playing with space in minimalist (wall) sculptures

The Dutch sculptor Simon Oud (*1956 in Hoorn, Netherlands) is known for his minimalist yet aesthetic three-dimensional wall and floor sculptures, which enter into a dialogue with the space with their volume, surfaces and lines.

A deep connection to nature as a source of inspirationSimon Oud grew up in the polder landscape of West Friesland, and this landscape serves as his greatest inspiration. He feels deeply connected to this terrain with its scattered barns and stables and translates the landscape architecture into his subtle sculptures in an abstractly reduced manner.

Oud explores the boundaries between space and form, giving great importance to lines and surfaces. His lines seem to emerge from infinity and disappear into infinity again; the edges of the sculptures extend far beyond the object into the wall of the room.

Elegant play of light in matt zinc gray

Simon Oud prefers to work with zinc because of its good malleability and the special matt silver-grey surface, which he also treats with a fine layer of patina to create subtle shading.

In this way, he elegantly captures the light of the room in the curves and surfaces of his works and, on the other hand, creates an expansive tension through the slightly curved surfaces.

Exhibitions and art fairs

2024:

Architectuur, follies en andere bouwsels, Galerie Kring van Beeldhouwers, Soest, Netherlands

SKIN, WGkunst, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2023:

#OrangeTheWorld, Gallery Kellermann, Düsseldorf, Germany

2022:

#OrangeTheWorld, Gallery Kellermann, Düsseldorf, Germany

Fall exhibition, Gallery Kellermann, Düsseldorf, Germany

Modern Shapes Gallery, Antwerp and Brussels, Belgium

2021:

Meteorological Surfaces, with René Korten, De Kijkdoos, Bennekom, Netherlands

OBJECT, Post modern collection, Rotterdam, Netherlands

FIDEM, International Medal Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

2020:

SIMPLICITY AND ESSENCE, Artphy, Art Center Onstwedde, Onstwedde, Netherlands

2019:

Zutphen Concrete, Art Center Zutphen, Zutphen, Netherlands

2018:

ÉS/CULTURA, 6a Galeria d’Art, Palma, Mallorca

2017:

Ploeg Sporen, solo exhibition, WGkunst, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2016:

Gallery Cornelia Genschow, Bonn, Germany

2015:

Kleinbeeld, Museum Waterland, Purmerend, Netherlands

2014:

Ginder, solo exhibition, Museum De Speeltoren, Monnickendam, Netherlands

Reductive: 4 generations of geometric art from the Netherlands, Gallery EL, Elblag, Poland

2013:

Borrowed Land, solo exhibition, Space for Art and Nature, Bonn, Germany

East+West: geometric-abstract art international, Pulchri, The Hague, Netherlands

2012:

Museum Waterland, Purmerend, Netherlands

2010:

Re-Cycle, Kasteel-Museum Sypesteyn, Nieuw Loosdrecht, Netherlands

Sculpture and Object XV, Bratislava, Slovakia

JosArt Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2008:

Expo Arte Struktura, Milan, Italy

2007:

Systema Sculpturae, solo exhibition, Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2005:

Bouwmeesterproject, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

2004:

ERF geleend land, installation, Museum Waterland Purmerend, Netherlands

2003:

Art RAI, solo exhibition, Gallery Vromans, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Works in public collections

Museum of Geometric Art, Dallas, USA

Gravo Groep, Purmerend, Netherlands

Arte Struktura, Milan, Italy

Museum Waterland, Purmerend, Netherlands

Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands

Museum Henriette Polak, Zutphen, Netherlands

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