The tapestries were made out of multi-layered textiles on which freehand-cut figures were artistically sewn. Bas’ love for colours and materials was clearly visible in his work. Fabrics like cotton, wool and silk were carefully selected and collected, every piece of fabric used thoughtfully in the tapestries.
Bas’ work celebrates the value of textiles. Bas aims to create art from everyday materials, to treasure and to keep forever. His artworks are a sign of resistance to our consumer culture where shopping has become a crucial ritual for shaping and transforming our identities.
In the world of Bas Kosters, nothing will ever be discarded and made to last a lifetime. In the “Tranen zijn de glitters van het leven” collection, each tapestry tells its own story. The four new tapestries specifically deal with the re-evaluation of emotions and the role they play throughout the span of our lives.