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Essence of Shape



mh11 Exhibition @ Beginnings Gallery, NYC

“The series (originally made for an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Kampen in the Netherlands) consists of 109 unique sculptures varying in size between 5 and 14 inches. I began the creation process by drawing objects that appear frequently in my work, for example, plants, faces and pottery in their most simple form, narrowing each item down to the essence of their shape. The drawings were then cut out of wood and finalized with house paint and acrylics. Being inspired by Art Brut and Folk Art I decided to paint what are rather abstract forms in a naïve way, using about 24 colors and a uniform brush size.”

Merijn Hos, 2012
Dutch illustrator and artist based in the Netherlands

See more from this series at and more from the exhibition in NYC here

via It’s Nice That.

  1. Linda said,

    April 20, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Thanks for all inspiration and ideas! Please check
    out my new blog about preschool, ideas and creativity:)


  2. Stephanie Schuler said,

    March 10, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Love this! Very slick and modern approach to displaying student-like artwork on the wall! How often do you rotate them?

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