WALTER LEBLANC (1932-1986) was a Belgian painter who often used metal and string torsions to create his aesthetic. Part of the Zero Group, Leblanc has had multiple important public exhibitions, a retrospective at the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique (2011), and at the Guggenheim (New York) for the exhibition Zero: Countdown (2014), amongst others.
FRANCOIS MORELLET (1926-2016) was a French painter and sculptor, who spearheaded the post war geometric abstraction movement and is widely considered to be one of the pioneers of minimalism, all the while collaborating with the Zero Group. He has been exhibited in major museums around the world, including Stedelijk Museum, (Amsterdam, 1986), Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2011), SMAK (Ghent, 2014).
JULIAN STANCZAK (1928-2017) was a Polish-born American painter and print maker. He was a central figure of the Op Art movement, as it was named after his first significant show Julian Stanczak: Optical Paintings (1964). His work was shown in multiple museum exhibitions, as well as major retrospectives at the Cleveland Institute of Art (2011) and more recently at the Akron Art Museum, Ohio (2013).
GUEST DESIGNER – SAÏD BELMIR
French architect & designer, Saïd Belmir, has created a table named XX, pulling its source from the Mauresque Art and Gothic architecture. This table making a modern interpretation of the Islamic Art requires no screw, no glue.
This deisgn won the Silver Prize at the International A’Design Award 2017. Then, SaÏd Belmir has been officially nominated for the Prime “Designer of the Year” title by the IAD members.