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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. She 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

 

be part of my new project in NYC

While researching the Dutch roots in the History of New York City, Koster has found many striking links and proud moments in our shared history. However, she also uncovered many shadows and darker undertones, which have been frequently dismissed, not addressed, or simply ignored by most observers. For example, the forgotten African American Burial plots outside the city limits. (One of them is African American Burial Ground, which is located in Tribeca, surrounded by Federal Buildings and City Hall). Over time these plots of land were forgotten, which motivated Koster to create awareness for this often lost past and bring honor to the deceased, giving them dignity and recognition.

Koster will make a life-size walkway, molded from the fingers of the descendants of African American slaves.  The molds will form a memorial to the ancestors as their fingers will symbolically and actually reach out from under ground to call attention to their burial plots. In this way,we aim to recognize our mutual past and remember those who have gone before us, and give them the dignity they deserve.

To make this project a reality, we need your help. If you are or know an African-American descendant of a slave and would like to be part of this amazing project, please email us at Bart@lmakgallery.com or post@nynkekoster.com along with your preferred day. To make a cast; it takes only 15minutes. 

We would like to thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the gallery at bart@lmakgallery.com or 212 255 9707. Please note, that a part of the proceeds will go to the African-American Burial Ground Foundation to support their mission.

Thank you.

On behalf of LMAKgallery, Nynke Koster

Location:
298 Grand Street
NY, NY 10002
T. 212.255.9707

 

 

 


thank you for visiting me in New York ! may 20-23 at wanted design!

At the second edition of Ventura New York - the Dutch edition,  during the NYCxDESIGN Week. Ventura New York showcased the work of seventeen of emerging talents from the low country to the American audience in New York City. Together with my New York based gallery LMAK I presented the Ghiberti chair and the Elements of time. 

Seventeen of the brightest and most talented Dutch designers shared their vision on the theme Human Nature in a group exhibition at WantedDesign Manhattan during NYCxDESIGN 2017. Responding to today’s turbulent global landscape, the selected projects demonstrate how Dutch designers translate their intrinsic needs into tangible works that invite the audience to respond. It revolves around three themes: Manmade By Machine, New NatureExtra Ordinary

20-23 MAY 2017  
Wanted Design
269 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

This program is supported by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York as part of the Dutch Culture USA program, Creative Industries Fund NL and Organisation in Design.

 
 

For more information about my works click on the link with press info.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Elements of time

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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