De Stijl Art Gallery
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
The De Stijl Art Gallery is located in Ruskin, FL and is the newest and most unique gallery in the
South Hillsborough County art community.
This gallery is distinctive in its presence for it occupies what is a unique architectural building design commissioned by the Observer Dispatch Newspaper in 1976. In compliment this building has become a piece of art itself as it is painted in the style of Piet Mondrian commemorating the De Stijl Neo Plastic movement of 1920. The gallery will represent established and emerging local artists providing an opportunity to own a distinct piece of art.
In addition; one of the gallery’s mission points is to encourage art development which encompasses eco or "Green" elements versus just the normal techniques found in sculpture or painting.
INSIDE DE STIJL
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De Stijl Art Gallery has just installed a new rotation of artists' artworks. (July 2021)
As per our plan to keep dynamic gallery motion and accommodate the vast amount of local talent.
This brings the count of a total of 33 artists with artwork ranging from sculpture through the traditional oils, acrylics, watercolors and now pastels.
There are new artists to compliment the carryover artists as well as the 4 resident artists.
This rotation will last through September 26 with a new group of art exhibiting from September 30 through January 2022. Changeout date to be determined due to the new year.
Exhibiting artists will; during each rotation swap out some of their artwork during that time in the gallery to provide unseen works as well as new artists' works to the gallery that will be available for purchase.
Welcome to De Stijl
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Dolf James, Gus DiPerna, Diana Young
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Aquilo, Smith and Lauri R. Chase
Yoshi Koseki and Barb Carr
Yoshi Koseki and antique/vintage artwork
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Thom Butenhoff and Diane Simon
mcm painting and Me & Teddy Carol Pasco
large floor vase Diana Young
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Bill Johnson's carved eggs
drawings by Randy Smith, Chippewa sculpture
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Doug Pisik Woodwork
Robinson and Repina
Tower of Porcelain 1 Diana Young
Tower of Porcelain 2 Diana Young
Large bird of prey sculpture Randy Smith_edited.jpg
Mask Sculpture Randy Smith_edited.jpg
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Anastasia acrylic, G.Noanea
Grand Voyage by Jamali
39" x 53" Fresco Tempera 2003 Jamali
Metal sculpture lamp Gus&Lina
James Dean bronze, D.Young
Moon Tide acrylic, Kingston
Dolf James Large outdoor art sculpture for sale. Artist Dolf James.
Diana Young was born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana. Raised three boys and managed to get a college education while working for Delco Electronics for almost 30 years. During travels she fell in love with the Native Americans and purchased a set of Time Life books which had photos. She learned their stories and oil painted many of them.
After Diana’s retirement she joined the Kokomo Art Association and became President. She presented an idea for the 2000 celebration of a Miami Native American girl doing a shawl dance balanced on one foot. She worked a year sculpting this statue in the Art Center garage with a little help from another artist. Eventually the city bronzed the statue and it stands on the corner of Sycamore St. and Apperson Way in Kokomo.
Near Kokomo is the town Fairmount where James Dean is buried and the James Dean Museum is located. Diana has a sculpture of James Dean in that museum. There is also a limited numbered sculpture for purchase in the De Stijl Art Gallery, Ruskin, FL.
Diana’s oil portrait of Comanche Chief, Quanah Parker is in the Fort Sill, Oklahoma museum. Her prints of this painting have sold all over the United States.
After her retirement she took a few lessons in a new medium to her called china painting. Her porcelain art entries at the Florida State Fair have been awarded numerous first places each year in various categories of china painting. Also, some of her works are in the International Porcelain Artist and Teachers Museum (IPAT) in Grapevine, TX.
She teaches once a week in the Sun City Center China Painters Club.
Diane Simon’s favorite medium is watercolor, although she has worked in oil, pencil, and acrylic. She occasionally paints in acrylic. Diane has pursued art throughout most of her life from studying tole painting at Penn State, ceramics at Edinboro University, Pennsylvania. She also studied at many workshops and demos across the United States. Diane enjoys working in an open studio environment where she is encouraged by fellow students.
Diane is currently a Signature Member of the Florida Watercolor Society and a Master of the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society. She is an active member in the Southern Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society. She has received many awards for her artwork.
She also teaches weekly, does frequent workshops and demonstrations.
GUS & LINA OCAMPOSILVA
Columbian-American artists who are husband and wife team of sculptors who have obtained enormous respect in North America. Self-taught sculptors of about 20 years. Gus aims for the welding torch and Lina cuts the metal sheets. Some days visa-versa. Together they create and install metal sculptures around the world and share the same passion for art.
Throughout the years they have worked in various media: clay, cast stone, resin, steel, stainless steel and aluminum. They’ve also incorporated LED lights into their pieces. They express themselves in sculptures from tabletop to 22 ft. tall pieces. These sculptures are made of strong aluminum but appear to be soft and fluid.
During the Spring of 2013 the City of New York invited Gun and Lina to exhibit three of their 13 ft. tall sculptures specially designed to be placed along the East River Park Promenade in Manhattan. They have also installed monumental sculptures in many cities such as Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Miami among others. In 2018 they installed a 20 ft. tall sculpture called “Reaching for Knowledge” located at the SPC E. Community Library that was commissioned by the City of Clearwater. In Jacksonville and 22 ft. tall sculpture called “Laura’s Flower” commissioned by the City of Jacksonville.
They have earned numerous honors awards both in the United States and abroad. They commissioned works can be found in public and private collections.
Dynamic and exciting their artwork speaks of colors, magic and poetry.
Local up and coming artist with a romantic view of the world, striving to unveil the pure feelings and emotions transpiring through the human mask: love, innocence, hope, confidence, playfulness, adoration.
Gabriela’s medium of choice is acrylic and she best finds herself in painting beautiful portraits that carry a message, a feeling and tell a story without words. There are a variety of subjects that captured Gabriela’s artistic attention: real and imagined, these portraits of beautiful, strong women are expressive and intriguing. They draw you in and keep your senses engaged.
While some of her artwork reveal a soft, flowing brush strokes for a more realistic, picture like finished look; others are louder through the use of bright, bold colors and a combination of broader brush strokes and pallet knife application.
The technique might be different but the message stays the same: to go deeper beneath the surface where the real treasure lies: the authenticity of each person. There is always more than what meets the eye, there are feelings to be uncovered and stories to be told….or better yet, painted. It is very rewarding when gazing at the finished painting one feels the emotion that was the driving force behind the whole piece.
Grace Fletcher Webster by Gilbert Stuart 1816
Gilbert Charles Stuart (born Stewart; December 3, 1755 – July 9, 1828) was an American painter from Rhode Island who is widely considered one of America's foremost portraitists. His best known work is the unfinished portrait of George Washington.
Stuart produced portraits of more than 1,000 people, including the first six Presidents. His work can be found today at art museums throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.
Stuart was known for working without the aid of sketches, beginning directly upon the canvas, which was very unusual for the time period. His approach is suggested by the advice which he gave to his pupil Matthew Harris Jouett: "Never be sparing of colour, load your pictures, but keep your colours as separate as you can. No blending, tis destruction to clear & beautiful effect."
This portrait of Mrs. Daniel Webster (Grace Fletcher) was painted about 1816 by Gilbert Stuart.
29 1/4” high x 24 ¼” width
Available for purchase. Price on request.
What's Happening Now
A bit of news
We have been open for five months and we would like to thank you to all that have visited our gallery, all of the compliments and those who purchased.
We are accepting new art from our current artists and from new artists that would like to consign with us. Our next rotation will be in October until January 2022.
Daniel Buck Soules and Wolf Spring are appraisers on the Antiques Roadshow. We are in the process of planning an appraisal event. All proceeds will be donated. As soon as we get further into the planning we will update this information.
Elementen van kunst in stijl.
Art elements in style.
Stylish art elements for your home. High quality vintage pieces - home decor, lighting and furniture.
The De Stijl Art Gallery understands that artwork in and of itself is an element of one's home and environment; keeping with that the gallery is offering the elements of home decor, lighting and furniture which will compliment art available through the gallery. Stylish furniture and lighting are in keeping with the design styles of Mid-Century Modern. Simple, clean natural wood and designer quality desired by interior decorators. In essence, an artistic presentation is more than what is hung on the wall.
To stay dynamic De Stijl seeks artists for consignment of the artwork for a period of four to six weeks. Artist submissions are scheduled by appointment. Tuesday and Wednesday until 3pm. Thursdays and Fridays 9am-2pm or by special appointment. Please email at least two examples of your work for consideration. Please see the attached contract and intake form.
Our gallery seeks vintage and estate art for consignment or outright purchase.
(paintings, sculptures etc.) Please call for a consultation. Thank you.
Hi we are Wolf and Cindy Spring are the owners of this new art gallery in Ruskin, FL. Our Gallery is unlike any you've seen and we are very excited to share with you the wonderful world of art. We are looking forward to meeting you. Please stop in and enjoy our interesting art gallery.
Some of you may be wondering why the style of paint décor on the outside of the building.
This is based on the art work of Piet Mondrian. Piet Mondrian is a Dutch painter best known for being one of the founders of the De Stijl (de style) which incorporated an art movement that worked around abstract works and the new art forms that were being introduced to the world in the early 20th century.
De Stijl is Dutch for "The Style", also known as Neoplasticism. It was a Dutch art movement founded in 1917 in Leiden, Amsterdam. De Stijl consisted of artists and architects. In a narrower sense, the term De Stijl is used to refer to a body of work from 1917 to 1931 founded in the Netherlands. Proponents of De Stijl advocated pure abstraction and universality by a reduction to the essentials of form and color. They simplified visual compositions to vertical and horizontal, using only black, white and primary colors.
Appointments upon request.
Come and visit
Thurs: 4pm to 8pm
Fri: 4pm to 8pm
Sat: 2pm to 6pm
Sun: Noon to 4pm
You may call for an appointment. We are usually in the gallery earlier in the day.
We also are welcoming groups that would like a private visit. Please call to schedule this.