The work of Koen Taselaar (Rotterdam, 1986) is a unique universe in which only he determines the rules. He makes skillful drawings, but also clumsy ceramics and abstract silkscreen prints. Taselaar’s visual language emerged from the grey area in which text is not only meaning but also form. He expresses this in drawn puns, imaginary record sleeves or large psychedelic paintings. In search of ways to process his diverse output, he makes publications and large scale drawings, which function as flat exhibition spaces. Taselaar is continuously working to further develop his wide scope, for example by learning new techniques in several residencies. Taselaar was nominated for the Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs and had a solo exhibition at Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam.
-words by Rianne Groen