The works of Koos Buster illustrate the search for a certain “doltish perfection”. They often represent things otherwise trivial, but in the world of Koos Buster could, and maybe even should, also be celebrated. Whenever an idea pops up, he starts sketching. While those sketches are often only a first step into the process, ultimately leading to ceramic objects, he likes to regard them as potential finished works in and by themselves. Fully established within the sketching phase.
‘The innocence and messiness of a quick sketch has elements I like to see in a final piece of work as well.”
Koos Buster, Blauwe Dagen, 2018
Background Koos Buster (1991) lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Buster studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. His work has been exhibited at numerous venues such as the National Glass Museum, Galerie Fons Welters, Museum Beelden aan Zee and the Frans Hals Museum. Buster’s work is represented in multiple private and corporate collections, such as the AkzoNobel Art Foundation, among others.
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Sierborden van bijna alles wat ik niet leuk vind (2018)
Blauwe Dagen (2018)
Photo by G.J. van Rooij