Supermarket Art Fair 2020: Koos Buster Stroucken

Supermarket Art Fair 2020: Koos Buster Stroucken

SIGN will participate at Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm with the artist Koos Buster Stroucken and his installation, specially made for the presentation at Supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm

postponed: Supermarket Art Fair will probably be early autumn ca. 30 september till 4 oktober  (?)

Koos Buster Stroucken (1991, Amsterdam NL) is graduated at Rietveld Academy Amsterdam 2018, The Netherlands.
For Supermarket Art Fair 2020 Koos Buster Stroucken will make a new, museum-like installation of ceramics. Including a wall with plates, quoting personal comments, reactions on social issues. He used the same glaze technique called “Delfts Blue” in an unconventional manner with a contemporary message.
Part of the installation will also be some life-size made ceramics of daily objects (f.i. Water Cooler). He combines a rogue sense of humor with an exceptional craftsmanship.
In his exhuberant sensuous world everything can become art.

SIGN ordered Koos Buster Stroucken to make a new installation of his work for Supermarket Art Fair 2020. Concerning the theme Fabricated; is it literally new fabricated . We like his search for something trivial that could also be at the same time of high artistic value . His work is related on a personal level to his own live and at the same time it is social engaged with a sense of humour.

Koos Buster Stroucken: ”My work portrays the search for a certain “doltish perfection” or something trivial that could also be celebrated. When I have an idea, I start sketching. Those sketches are a first step into the process, but I also like to see them as potential finished works, fully established within the sketch phase. The innocence and messiness of a quick sketch has elements I like to see returned in a final piece of work”.

Ceramics often associate with preciousness, certain wealth, luxury, tradition, antique, vulnerability. Koos Buster referring f.i. to ‘Delfts Blue’, traditional dutch ceramics (which stands for the f.i. rich Dutch history, Golden age and is now actually a big discussion concerning colonial behaviour of the Dutch).
By using ceramics in this way his work shows a friction: a combination of celebration, frustrations and anger. Like a comment on all kind of issues of modern society, depending on personal (dis)likes.