I discovered Louis Reith through Instagram, his images all bold graphics and modernist undertones. Dutch born, Reith has a background in graphic design which is clearly evident in his work, along with his fascination with book design and printed matter.
Crossing media from ink drawing to collage to three-dimensional installations, all works are nevertheless strongly connected, with monochromatic palettes and bold forms. I love the modernist quality, the images and typography from an earlier era abstracted in a new, contemporary way. I can imagine them in a very modern context – big spaces and white walls, or set against a more traditional interior of wood panelling and intimate spaces.
Untitled, collage of found book pages, 20-5x28cm
Untitled 2015 soil on wooden panel, 122x183cm
Untitled 2015 soil on wooden panel, 66x122cm
Installation view, Archiv, at Nina Sagt Gallerie, Dusseldorf
Installation view, Soil on wood, 2014, 128x189cm
More Louis Reith, here.
Feature image: Untitled, collage of found book pages, 20-5x28cm.
All images courtesy of the artist.