Bruno Ninaber van Eyben
during summer, art affairs is showing new works by the well known dutch designer bruno ninaber van eyben.
standing in a dutch tradition, bruno's work is characterized by reduction to the essential of form and function. he methods are conceptually clear and his choice of materials outstanding. he never gives in to unnecessary decoration. so, his creations are gems of design, timeless sculptures.
since the art affairs programme concentrates on sculptural aspects of visual arts in all its possible varieties, it seemed only natural to choose ninaber. not just because he recently made a series of eight monumental cast iron bowls, but mainly because of the conceptual way he goes about it - regardless of whether he designs utensils or large bowls as free standing sculptures.
what is especially exciting about these new bowls, apart from their beauty in material expression and variety of shapes, is their size. without a function, they are autonomous sculptures in space, each with a character of their own. and if one thinks of the bowl as one of the few objects that remain from extinct cultures of the past, bruno ninaber's bowls gain yet a different meaning.
in addition to the bowls, we also show a few of his famous watches and bracelets, as well as his book 'bruno ninaber van eyben with compliments'. all available at art affairs .
on the top floor we show works from stock: graphical works, drawings + photography by louise bourgeois, john chamberlain, greg colson, john coplans, steve degroodt, john hilliard, ed ruscha and many others.