Nynke Koster | Pieces of Paradise, 1-8 no. 5.1, 2018 | Unique sculpture
Standing/hanging sculpture (incl. suspension), 2018
Technique: casting / Materials: rubber and foam
Approx. 15 × 5,6 × 10,2 cm
Signed and numbered, incl. Certificate of Authenticity
No. 5.1 (each composition is in an edition of 8, though every single sculpture is different/unique, due to the process)
By using the old technique of casting Nynke Koster inverted the famous Gates of Paradise by Lorenzo Ghiberti (1420, Florence, IT) into a series of soft rubber sculptures.
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. Nynke 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.