Frans Mossou

Dutch, 1936

Frans Mossou was born in 1936 in Vught, the Netherlands, he lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

His work is concerned with the disconnection of light from its medium and utilize it as an independent pictoral device. His research started in the late 50's and developed over the course of the 60's. The works produced in this period included pieces in which particular forms were cut out from a composition on canvas, or reliefs were embossed into paper, both making light an active and independent part of the medium. His compositions have always consisted of geometric forms in black and white color schemes as to keep from illusionist or aesthetic results.

It was in the 60's that his work was discovered by artist Jan Schoonhoven and later Ad Dekkers, who both admired his work and saw strong similarities with the ideas and methods of their movement; the Dutch Nul-Groep. Later, in the 1990's Frans Mossou started producing shaped canvases combined with TL tubes constructed on a wall in a geometric shape, adding physical light directly into his work.

Exhibitions include: Nederlandse Beeldhouwkunst, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, the Netherlands (1969); Galerie Orez, the Hague, the Netherlands; Third British International Print Biennale, Bradford, United Kingdom (1972); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (1974); Galerie Nouvelles Images, the Hague, the Netherlands (1976); Eindhoven Lichtstad, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (1979); Stichting Burcht, Leiden, the Netherlands (1987); Technische Universiteit, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (1992) and Galerie Vroomans, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (1996)

He is represented is in major Dutch collections, including: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Van Abbe Museum, Einhoven; Centraal Museum, Utrecht; A.M.C. Collection, Amsterdam.

Frans Mossou, Polair Lichtobject

Frans Mossou, Polair Lichtobject

1993, linen, acrylic and artificial light, 120 x 120 cm

Artworks

Frans Mossou, Polair Lichtobject

Frans Mossou, Polair Lichtobject

1993, linen, acrylic and artificial light, 120 x 120 cm
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Frans Mossou, Polair Lichtobject

Frans Mossou, Polair Lichtobject

1993, linen, acrylic and artificial light, 180 x 180 cm
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Frans Moussou, Schaduwobject

Frans Moussou, Schaduwobject

1985, wood and lead, 100 x 100 cm
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Frans Mossou, Untitled

Frans Mossou, Untitled

1968, acrylic on linen, 41 x 52 cm
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Frans Mossou, Lichtprent no. 44

Frans Mossou, Lichtprent no. 44

1970, reliefprint on paper, ed. of 15, 47 x 45 cm
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