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Koster’s works are created in parallels of time, space and textile. Her installations often consist of a variety of textile items, such as clothing and interior accents – wallpaper, curtains, carpets and so on.

Posted 26 July 2016

Koster uses fabrics, colours and patterns that underline the codes and meanings conveyed by our choice of clothing. Often her starting point is the material and its properties that are later conveyed in coloured photographs.

Guda Koster
Angst voor grijze  muizen
2013
30 x 45cm
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Koster treats the body as a basic sculptural material, which is always impersonal and the face remains hidden. However, in the relationship between scenography and character dressed in costume indications of identity, social status and interaction within the social environment are created. Her works are full of everyday parallels, mild social criticism, irony and humour. The artist enjoys playing with illusion and contrast between the visible and the invisible. Invisible faces, hidden behind small houses, geometric forms or certain social or religious signs, erase the boundaries between people and context, create mystery and fuel the desire to know more, making her art a universal language.

Guda Koster
Photographer: Remis Scerbauskas

Polkadot
2014
Guda Koster
fotoprint
30 x 45 cm

Sleeping beauty
Guda Koster
2014
50 x 75 cm
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Time to relax
Guda Koster
2015
50 x75 cm
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Although her main field is sculpture, she is also the initiator of community-based projects, site-specific installations, performances of living sculptures. Koster lives and works in Amsterdam

Guda Koster
Expo Nur ich
2016
Stadtgalerie Sylt

Guda Koster
Ruimtevullende installatie
Made in Kaunas
2015
Kaunas Biennial

Guda Koster
2016
Overheard at the afair
performance talking sculptures
Art Vilnius

Guda Koster
On stage
2014
75 x 50 cm
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Guda Koster: Clothing as identity
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With her installations, sculptures and photographs, Dutch artist Guda Koster  transforms the human body and attaches a new identity to her characters or to herself, using clothing as the main visual art form, patterns and colours to create surreal stories.
It is the outfit that defines daily life, our social position, the interaction with others and how we see ourselves. Often exaggerated, with humorous twists, reality is distorted or, better said, cleverly organized into codes and meanings which we can unriddle by focusing on the setting or the fabrics usually sewed by the artist herself.
The illusion and contrast between what is visible and what is invisible is also something that Guda Koster likes to play with. The impossibility of seeing the face of the subjects, covered with small houses, geometric shapes or certain burdens of social or religious nature, erases the limits between man and context, raises the mystery and appetite to learn more, offering the work an universal value.
Andreea Cazan
Founder of The re:art

See more works, the Curriculum Vitae, commissions and contact>
http://www.gudakoster.nl

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