Tony Smith was a builder, designer and architect who studied under Frank Lloyd Wright, spending 20 years as an architect before making the switch to sculpture.
Inspired by the likes of Wassily Kandinsky and Edvard Munch, Koshiro Onchi was a pioneer of abstract art in Japan, he also modernised printmaking and paved the way for other artists.
London-based artist Gerry Keon looks to work with simple elements, with his series titled Winter Mixture he has merged block shapes and colour to create an intriguing set of artworks
These porcelain vessels are particularly fascinating, from afar they have all the hallmarks of simple vessels created in the Joseon Dynasty, but once up-close you notice intricate carving.
Linked to architecture and construction, Esther Stasse has used her education at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy to create ceramic sculpture based on a complex formation of shapes.
Miwa Ogasawara, a Japanese artist who now resides in Hamburg, Germany paints these beautiful canvases with pure simplicity and charm, drawing on the idea of ’emptiness’.