The limitations and insecurity of the human being, his fears and obsessions, his vanity and his desires are nicely captured in the humorous and challenging works of the Dutch artist Guda Koster. Her work, which mixes installation and photography, uses costume as an inventory of enigmatic figures and proposes to the spectator to go beyond appearances. The artist recreates the psychological and social patterns of his characters through geometric shapes, colors and textiles. Paradoxical symbols of the human condition, the works of Guda Koster offer many interpretations. What’s not to love?
“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.”