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Presentation

19/10/13 - 27/10/13


Exhibition

OMP93 / Cabinet project
Ideas and thoughts by Helmut Smits

This exhibition, featuring drafts and realized work by Helmut Smits, transmits the energy of the eureka experience: it is a display of ideas and models for ideas. This exhibition shows a world of ideas and boosts the energy of creative potential and an open mind.

Using unexpected materials and apparently out of nothing, working with existing objects, Helmut Smits creates products we can do something with, or alters spaces and situations. The result is functional: you may call it design – or just a damned good idea which stimulates the senses.

People are always ‘Building the Future’; we are passionate inventors, usually driven by our craving for progress. We identify problems or situations we want to change, we try out something and do a little test to see if it works out. Often, a good idea is as simple as ABC - you just have to think of it, that’s all!

Helmut’s idea of progress produces progress in the shape of irrepressible enthusiasm: the kind of enthusiasm which energises the eureka experience. Things and their functions are no longer strictly defined; it is all about needs and possibilities. Tolerances are being stretched - of ownership, operating instructions and therefore good manners as well. That may be the most important contribution of the eureka experience Helmut produces: a stretching of our tolerance with respect to our material world. Maybe his ideas are not even products, but just services.

This exhibition transmits the energy of the eureka experience: it is a display of ideas and models for ideas. This exhibition shows a world of ideas and boosts the energy of creative potential and an open mind. 

 

Curator/project manager: Freek Lomme
With the generous support of : Eindhoven municipality, MateriaalfondsStimuleringsfonds creatieve industrie, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Noord-Brabant, Stokroos foundation.

 


Publication

Ideas and thoughts by Helmut Smits
OMP93

Helmut Smits

Price: € 20,00    

The sketch drawings in the notebook Ideas and Thoughts by Helmut Smits capture bright solutions and inventions in the conditions of our daily order, perceived both within our social and our visual horizon. Rocking our foundations and playing on our sense of eureka!, these often realized propositions trigger a playful relation with our environment. 

Onomatopee 93: Cabinet Project

ISBN: 978-94-91677-10-6

softcover / pocket size scetchbook
140 x 100 mm
published in framework of the exhibition at Onomatopee.

Wibalin Buckram cover, type in foiled print

144 pages Muncken Rough 120 grams
70 illustrations in black on white 

Editors: Helmut Smits and Freek Lomme
Graphic design: Helmut Smits assisted by Gabriela Baka
printed at Lecturis Printers

 




Artist edition - Driving a Circle, Walking a Triangle, Cycling a Square, Flying a Line
OMP93.1

Helmut Smits

Price: € 65,00    

Driving a Circle, Walking a Triangle, Cycling a Square, Flying a Line
2014
A3 silk screen poster
edition 100
signed in pencil

NOTE: price excludes the frame! 








© Onomatopee 2011
The End of a Sentence as an Object
2013
wood, paint
L 7 cm W 7 cm H 7 cm

Helvetica Neue Regular, 1788 pt.
Times New Roman Regular, 1831 pt.
The End of a Sentence as an Object 2013 wood, paint L 7 cm W 7 cm H 7 cm Helvetica Neue Regular, 1788 pt. Times New Roman Regular, 1831 pt.


Corner to Corner
2013
chalk lines
Photo by Fieke van Berkom
Corner to Corner 2013 chalk lines Photo by Fieke van Berkom


Manmade Flora and Fauna.
Hand-fed & hand-stuffed birds, on blocks of hand-grown & hand-sawn wood, 2013.
tulip wood, stuffed finch, poplar wood, stuffed Goldfinch, European oak, stuffed canary.
Manmade Flora and Fauna. Hand-fed & hand-stuffed birds, on blocks of hand-grown & hand-sawn wood, 2013. tulip wood, stuffed finch, poplar wood, stuffed Goldfinch, European oak, stuffed canary.


Anti Fly-posting in Abstract, 2013.
aluminium, adhesive, 70 x 100 cm.
Anti Fly-posting in Abstract, 2013. aluminium, adhesive, 70 x 100 cm.


There’s more space in a face for a smile
There’s more space in a face for a smile


Control over Things, 2013.
spheres, various materials
Control over Things, 2013. spheres, various materials


Control over Things, 2013.
Spheres, various materials.
Photos by Lotte Stekelenburg
Control over Things, 2013. Spheres, various materials. Photos by Lotte Stekelenburg