Dutch artist Guda Koster initially worked with wood and metal before turning to textiles and finally adding photography to her practice. She is – in the best possible way – a DIY artist who is not only asked to create striking magazine covers in the US, but also ditto shop windows in Hong Kong. Guda Koster’s sculptures, installations and photographs, in which she often appears herself, are at the intersections of photography, fashion, sculpture and performance.
Everyday life, especially how people claim or express their identity and social status in it, are themes in Guda Koster’s work. The abstraction-like images created by the Dutch artist are surreal and alienating, but at the same time cheerful, highly accessible and instantly recognisable. They are meticulously conceived, contemporary ‘tableaux vivants’, integrating the human body with geometric shapes in bright colours.