Blocks blocks blocks shows new work by Anne Kolbe which is based on sculptural principles related to the unique space of the chapel. In her work, light and space are the foundations for an investigation into of form, colour and visibility. Through her sculpture, in which the material and the skin of the objects play a major role, Kolbe examines open and hermetic structures. For Blocks blocks blocks Kolbe has taken the block – an archaic form which underlies spatiality and architecture – as the basis for her research. As often in her work, Kolbe is interested in the poetry of this everyday shape. Blocks are objects that can be an obstacle, which can extract something from view, but they can also be stacked on top of each other so that new forms can be found.
Anne Kolbe (1989, Zwijndrecht) graduated in 2013 from Fine Art at AKV St. Joost in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in 2013. Since then, her work was shown in various exhibitions including Niet van gisteren at the Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek in Helmond, Kopstukken at the Huis met de Hoofden in Amsterdam, Undo space at Gallery het Langhuis in Zwolle, and in December 2014 she took part in Art in Redlight. Her work was also shown at Galeria El in Poland during the travelling exhibition Reduktiv NL. This exhibition will travel further in 2015 and 2016 to the Czech Republic (Ostrava), Hungary (Budapest) and Slovakia (Bratislava). Kolbe lives and works in Haarlem.