Inspired by the words of John Maeda: ‘‘When there is less, we appreciate everything much more’’, the work of Britte Koolen consists of minimalist, sculptural installations and wall sculptures.
Driven by the minimalistic principles including reuse, organisation and reduction, the work of Britte embraces our universal desire to create order out of chaos. Precision is key, precision can sometimes be arrived at intuitively. Imperfections that show up while working can be deleted, but likewise exaggerated to become formal elements in their own right.
The installations seem to be difficult or intellectual, however are best discovered not by analytical contemplation, but by walking around them, seeing them from all angles and experiencing them as they are and as you are in space. The empty space is just as important as the sculptures and installations themselves. The emptier the space, the more sensitive and responsive it becomes. It is in its most empty state that it offers indefinite possibilities and allows the audience new possibilities to interpret the space.