Meet Bas Kosters, artist-in-residence

“In my work there is always a strange contrast between outspokenness and tenderness, childlike optimism, and provocative aesthetics.”

“My stay at Tom Finland Foundation is truly magical. It is a place with a strong energy, which is great to indulge in. The rich history, which the Foundation represents, has proven to be so meaningful, yet it is still necessary to keep pushing boundaries and create space for our community. I am really excited to shape the future landscape of erotic art, as it is one of my great interests. With this I can contribute to people’s personal and sexual development. For me my time until now has been very open, and full of experiments, which lead to a large variety of works, but themed by my personal fascinations and points of view.” -Bas Kosters, 2019


Bas Kosters’ self created world of graphic designs and sketches of typical characters form the basis of his studio’s distinctive visual language. Kosters’ profound belief in the strength of combining different disciplines to develop one brand is acknowledged by his winning of multiple awards. -Not Just A Label

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“The Streets Are Queer” | 9th November and 7th December | LA

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In Heroes We Trust
and
Rainbow Walls
Present

A group show of more than 20 North American street artists who identify as Queer.

This is a first-of-its-kind show, bringing together artists who create and express their individual identities within the Queer spectrum by spray painting, wheat pasting, and slap tagging the streets of North America.


 

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“Artists for Climate Action” | 18th November | Online

 

TOM OF FINLAND, Untitled (Preparatory drawing), 1977, Graphite on paper, 19 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches (48.9 x 29.5 cm), Framed: 24 x 16 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches (61 x 41.9 x 3.8 cm)

A benefit exhibition with proceeds donated to nonprofit organizations fighting the causes of climate change on both the local and national levels.

As a communal effort to support attempts to grapple with the climate crisis, Artists for Climate Action underscores the important role played by art and artists in the shifting of consciousness required to effect change on a large scale.

The artists featured in the gallery’s inaugural Online Viewing Room show include Kathryn Andrews, Huma Bhabha, Will Boone, Aaron Curry, Sam Gilliam, Lauren Halsey, Zach Harris, Rashid Johnson, William E. Jones, Tala Madani, Calvin Marcus, Chris Martin, Ivan Morley, Shahryar Nashat, Ruby Neri, Anthony Pearson, Torbjørn Rødland, Ricky Swallow, Tom of Finland, Lesley Vance, Michael Williams, and Jonas Wood.

Access is now available and sales inquiries can be made directly through the website’s portal.

On view through 20th December.

 

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