Belgian artists Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen’s of ‘Muller Van Severen’, live and work from their Belgium home, their collection drawing on the simplicity of a basic notion of furniture. Elegantly refined, their chairs and tables are interconnected continuously, intertwined in conversation. Delicate pieces responsive in functionality are a reflection of the two artists’ focus. On the one hand Muller, a photographic artist whose contemporary still-lifes connect opposing common objects into a serene moment, and on the other, Van Severen, a sculptor whose large-scale sculptures are disjointed and quizzical.
Muller Van Severen is the meeting of the two minds; their furniture, sole objects that have an almost Bauhausian sense of rigour and order.
Fine lines, pared back; these are modernist objects, articulated in a minimalist art form. Not shy of colour, big bursts of primary red and yellow work beautifully with aqua green and sunrise peach. Timber, metal, marble – sounds humble enough – with the touch of Muller and Van Severen these pieces are both a delicate study of frame and a meditation on materiality.
Photographed by fellow Belgian Frederik Vercruysse, with his usual minimalist touch, gives space to celebrate the unique charms of Muller & Van Severen’s work.