For Dutch artist Guda Koster, there’s more to clothing than meets the eye. Through her installations, living sculptures and photos, the Amsterdam-based creative explores the fashion theme through ground-breaking lenses.
From sewing the clothes and building the set to taking the photos she appears in, she is a true Do It Yourself kind of artist.
Koster’s work straddles the boundaries between fashion, sculpture, photography and performance. She has a very personal perspective of self-evidence and clichés
Her sculptures and photographs of people hiding in tight forms of textiles sometimes show no more than an arm or a leg.
They inspire curiosity. The spatial situations in the studio almost become flat sculptures once photographed.
She is internationally known and she regularly exhibits at home and abroad.
Her artwork appeared in the New York magazine Mystery Tribune, she was asked to equip a display case with seven pictures in jeans in a shopping mall in Hong Kong.
“In these photographs I am often ‘invisibly’ playing the leading role, dressed in self-made outfits, often photographed against a patterned background. The work looks professional and serious, but it is humorous as well.”
“I make installations, sculptures and photographs in which clothing plays an important part. Clothing doesn’t just have a function but also conveys a message. In our everyday lives we communicate identity and social position primarily by means of our clothing. Clothing can be seen as a visual art form that expresses the way we see ourselves and our relationship with the world around us.”
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