04.04.2015 – 09.05.2015
The first solo exhibition of Louis Reith at the Ninasagt gallery is entitled ‘Archiv’ and shows the whole spectrum of his works. The title of the exhibition references Reiths way of making art. The collages for which the Dutch artist is known, are made out of old book pages, which he acquires in antiquarian bookshops or on flea markets. This choice of materials evokes a gentle colourfulness and the combination of nostalgic photographies and graphical shapes is what characterises Louis Reiths art. Just as well typical are his wood works, depicting graphical shapes on wood-coloured backgrounds. They are made by masking parts of the background and treating the leftover parts of the wood with a compound of water and soil, giving the objects their natural colouring.