The Ampersand house is a house turned gallery that houses both art and furniture. I really appreciate that one could visit this home/gallery and see how pieces could actually function in their living spaces. I would like to believe that this is a wise experience, especially when investing a good amount of money into a pieces of art or furniture. I think it would be amazing to curate a gallery like this.
Ampersand House is a gallery of art and design located in a maison de maître in central Brussels. We curate the gallery as a constantly evolving living environment mixing vintage, contemporary and prototype work to inspire a dialogue with and between collectors and creatives.
I was recently introduced to the work of Julie Langsam and was instantly intrigued. Utopian Structures by Julie Langsam is a series of paintings of both geometric and cloud like landscapes with a famous structure dividing the two. The juxtaposition of the wispy flowing clouds and the geometric patterns are truly beautiful. The shapes in the ground seem to echo the shapes in the structures themselves. Modern art? YES! Any of these pieces would look amazing in a MCM or contemporary house.
Neutra Landscape (Plywood Model House)
2010, Oil on canvas, 60″ x 60″
©julielangsam, images courtesy of the artist & Gallery Thomas Jaeckel.
When I cam across the artwork of Peri Schwartz, I instantly fell in love with her approach. Her work with modern grids is absolutely amazing. These works give you a sense of volume and depth but are abstract at the same time. Make sure to “click read” more, there is a great video documenting her approach and it’s so revealing to see the artist that is behind the work. These paintings have a perfect mid century abstract vibe that I crave.
The work of Artist Simon Birch is a prefect way to start a week. Simon’s work has beautiful broad strokes of vivid and muted colors. His style has a mid centry modern art feel. These figures have great expression exaggerated by strong abstract stokes. These pieces are from Series 1 and Series 2. I really love his work, it would be amazing to have one of his works on my wall. I tip my hat to your Mr. Simon Birch, you are a true talent.
Simon Birch is a UK-born artist who is a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He has had solo shows in Beijing, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Miami, and Singapore, as well as exhibiting in group shows at the Hong Kong Museum of Art (2008), the Haunch of Venison, London, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, in 2011.
The amazing stylings of Antonio Ferreira Jr & Mario Celso Bernardes never cease to make happy. Their style is very similar to how I see and try to fashion my own interiors. Their prominent use of Op Art found throughout these spaces is a design choice close to my heart. There is simplistic beauty in Op art found in it’s shapes and colors. Let’s not forget about the amazing mid century pieces represented as well. This isn’t the first time featuring these two talented designers but these are almost all different photos.
I was looking around on Tumblr and came across some beautiful paintings by Tássia Bianchini. I love the layered swirls of paint and the color combinations that were chosen. These pieces of modern art would look amazing in a mid century or contemporary home. I have seen techniques like this but I think the density of color makes these different.