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Space is my mold

 

WELCOME TO NYNKE KOSTER

 

The work of Nynke Koster balances on the border between design and autonomous work. 'The space around me is my mould'.
She finds these molds in unique spaces and structures of buildings and bodies.  She takes parts of these embracing places with her. 'They are my 3D memories'. Because of here love for craftmenship each work is an unique and personal object. 

'Something that exists to give new life. It is to connect to a place, take it with me and giving it back to others'. The wonder of the history of places takes things literally closer. The traces of men live on for years. Nynke wants to pass these tangible and immaterial relics from the past on to future generations. The best way to do this is in the world of visual art and design

 
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Now on view: my first solo exhibition at LMAK Gallery Nyc

LMAKgallery is pleased to present Nynke Koster’s first solo exhibition in the gallery, A Part of New York History. Since her first visit to New York in 2014, Koster has been curious about Dutch History in the city, prompting her to delve into a multi-year discovery and investigation of historical sights and artifacts. While researching Dutch roots in the history of New York City, Koster found many striking links and proud moments in its shared history. However, she also uncovered many shadows and undertones, which are frequently dismissed, not addressed, or simply ignored. For example, the Dutch settlement of ‘New Amsterdam’ was built on trade. One of the largest trades at the time was the enslavement of African people. This discovery led her to search for remnants of this history and brought her to such places as the recently discovered (1993) African American Burial grounds near City Hall amongst seven additional plots around the city. Over time most of these cemeteries were forgotten, some of which still are, which motivated Koster to raise awareness for this often lost past and bring honor to the deceased through recognition. Molded from the fingers of the descendants of African American slaves, Koster creates a work in remembrance of their ancestors. Stretching the full length of the gallery, the rug like panel consists of cast rubber fingers reaching out, giving the appearance of coming out of the ground and thereby calling attention to their burial plots. In this way, Koster aims to recognize our mutual past and remember those who have gone before us.

 

November 3 – December 24, 2017
Opening; Friday November 3 from 6-8 pm
Location: LMAKgallery – 298 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002
Between Allen and Eldridge Street

 

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NOv 17. opened 'Decoration never dies, anyway' at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

Decoration has always existed together in hand with mankind. Beginning with rituals mourning the deceased and tattoos associated with sorcery, although on occasion rendered a mere formality, it is that which has continued to persist while repeatedly undergoing changes and harboring new meanings in correspondence to the times. Decoration could indeed be described as being constantly in flux, in an endless cycle of transmigration. This exhibition features seven artists whom are all different in age, nationality, and genre. The means of expression they employ are diverse, including a trailer adorned with Gothic decoration, carpets that mix together patterns derived from various cultural spheres, and paintings that through the façade of windows imagines the life and personalities of the people who live there. In their works the artists juxtapose entirely differ-ent epochs and values, imagine worlds that do not actually exist, and attempt to interpret the concept of “decoration” as it exists in the context of daily life. In observing their endeavors, we as viewers recognize that the act of decoration is indeed the essential key to perceiving the vivid and complex reality that inextricably surrounds us. After all, “Decoration never dies, anyway.”

 

Elements of time bought by Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum !

After visiting my studio in the Netherlands last May, the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum has bought 5 pieces of the Elements of time collection for their permanent collection in the museum. I am very honored and proud by their purchase. The Elements will be presented at the new group exhibition  'Decoration Never Dies, Anyway. Opening on November 18th. Together with the Elements I will fly to Tokyo to be present at this amazing new exhibition. Even better news to share is that I am invited to create a site specific work for the museum. On September first I will fly to Tokyo with a lot of rubber to cast the museum and make a new work! More information will follow soon. 

 

 

Projects

Elements of time Elements of Time focuses on architectural fragments of time. Nynke Koster  examines the ornamentation in architecture through the ages. Piece by piece, building for building. It is space, time and place translated in soft element  

Elements of time

Elements of Time focuses on architectural fragments of time. Nynke Koster  examines the ornamentation in architecture through the ages.
Piece by piece, building for building. It is space, time and place translated in soft element

 

Coexist The collection consists of 5 objects which are derived from copying various locations in the academy. The negatives of this copies get a new identity and together form my furniture collection.

Coexist

The collection consists of 5 objects which are derived from copying various locations in the academy. The negatives of this copies get a new identity and together form my furniture collection.

Ghiberti Chair One of the panels from the world famous Lorenzo Ghiberti 'Gates of Paradise' translated in a chair in a special collaboration with Renate Nederpel

Ghiberti Chair

One of the panels from the world famous Lorenzo Ghiberti 'Gates of Paradise' translated in a chair in a special collaboration with Renate Nederpel

 
Porta del Paradiso In 1921, the former director of the KABK bought a copy of the famous doors ‘Porta del Paradiso’(1425) by Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378-1455). These plaster doors form the basis of part of my graduation collection ‘Coexist’.

Porta del Paradiso

In 1921, the former director of the KABK bought a copy of the famous doors ‘Porta del Paradiso’(1425) by Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378-1455). These plaster doors form the basis of part of my graduation collection ‘Coexist’.

 
Cupboard Art Nouveau For the first time presented at Salone del Mobile 2017 the new cupboard with rubber doors.

Cupboard Art Nouveau

For the first time presented at Salone del Mobile 2017 the new cupboard with rubber doors.

Neoclassism 2.0 5 cassettes of a neoclassicism ceiling are being cut and made into 3 objects that questions the use of an object. When turned the function of the object will be change.

Neoclassism 2.0

5 cassettes of a neoclassicism ceiling are being cut and made into 3 objects that questions the use of an object. When turned the function of the object will be change.

 
Panels of Paradise The 10 panels of the old testament from the famous Porta del Paradiso from Lorenzo Ghiberti translated into soft rubber objects. 

Panels of Paradise

The 10 panels of the old testament from the famous Porta del Paradiso from Lorenzo Ghiberti translated into soft rubber objects. 

Athena - Palace of Soestdijk The Soestdijk Palace, permanently inhabited from 1937, when Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard took up the residence after their marriage. About 35 talented artists from the Netherlands have been asked to create a work for the palace. I'm honored to share that my assignment takes place in the beautiful Stuczaal.

Athena - Palace of Soestdijk

The Soestdijk Palace, permanently inhabited from 1937, when Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard took up the residence after their marriage. About 35 talented artists from the Netherlands have been asked to create a work for the palace. I'm honored to share that my assignment takes place in the beautiful Stuczaal.

 
Mr. Sax A soft pillow of an Cannelhouse ceiling from Amsterdam

Mr. Sax

A soft pillow of an Cannelhouse ceiling from Amsterdam

 
Elements of time - Neoclassicism - touch

Elements of time - Neoclassicism - touch

 
Pallas Athena - Royal Palace of Soestdijk

Pallas Athena - Royal Palace of Soestdijk

 
Molding Porta del Paradiso

Molding Porta del Paradiso

Contra mold Porta del paradiso

Contra mold Porta del paradiso

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Contact


Contact


 

Nynke Koster

+31 641060238
post@nynkekoster.com

Studio
De Besturing
Saturnusstraat 91 5D
2516AG Den Haag
The Netherlands

 
 





TORCH gallery
Lauriergracht 94
1016 RN Amsterdam
The Netherlands
info@torchgallery.com

 





LMAKgallery
298 Grandstreet
New York, NY 10002
United States of America
info@lmakgallery.com

 

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