The urge to sculpt originated in the early

childhood of Jan-carel because of, he

tried to discover and understand

not only himself, but also the

world, just like many other people

Jan-Carel Koster | Beelden in hout en steen
Domstraat 20a NieuwkerkerveenUT3864 PP Nederland 
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About Jan-Carel Koster

MAKER OF MULTIDIMENSIONAL SCULPTURES
SCULPTOR, IN THE TRADITIONAL SENSE OF THE WORD. FROM HIS TWELFTH YEAR TRADITIONALLY TRAINED BY HIS GRANDFATHER, A GIFTED CABINETMAKER, AND MOVED UP FROM “JOURNEYMAN” TO “MASTER”.

With this knowledge he has acquired “on wood” he then broadened his scope to stone as a material kind. His craft background, combined with theoretical education and a search for the working methods and technique of famous sculptors of the renaissance (Michelangelo!), has made him the artist he is today.
Jan-Carel seeks with its distinctive abstract and organic objects to create a bridge between nature, science and craftsmanship, with references to both the physical and psychological environment and experience.
For him, multidimensional work, is creating 3D sculptures with a fourth dimension. This fourth element he ads is the time(spacetime). This (basically for us humans, not observable) dimension he tries to emphasize. Within his work he always tries to refer to past, present and future and society to show and feel that everything and everyone continues evolve. He self, sees this as a constant wave of energy that flows continuously through the society, an eternal force that takes care of the evolution.

HIS INNER DRIVE TO CREATE IS ANCHORED IN THIS EXISTENTIAL LAW:

PAST PRESENT CREATES PRESENT, MAKES  FUTURE

Jan-Carel aims through its work to find an answer to the question: “how nature has influenced the arise of the human being. And how we find it back nowadays?”. The question alone indicates the quest of Jan-Carel in connecting the earthly man with the ancient cosmic influences here on Earth.

BOTH HIS FREE WORK AS HIS COMMISSIONED WORK GIVES MORE AND MORE AN IMAGE OF THIS QUEST.

A QUEST THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME.

You can follow the description of this search on the BLOG of Jan Carel. Also, you can follow him on his Facebook pages.

“When hand and mind will not work together

Art will not arise” (LDV).

Multi Dimensional

MULTI DIMENSIONALISM

What is Multi dimensionalism? And how do you recognize a Multi dimensional work?

The Multi-Dimensionalism includes a wide understanding that can be traced back to the simple translation of the word itself. To differentiate the multiple dimensions. Some people say there are three dimensions, others say there’re four and still others claiming there are even 12 dimensions. MD includes 4 dimensions;

  • - Length, height, width (the volume/space).
  • - Time

In other words space time.

We live in a world in which we can visualize three physical dimensions. The fourth dimension we can only argue. The philosophy of my art is based on this science. A multi-dimensional work consists of at least one of the following characteristics:

  • - MD defines these four dimensions in Visual language. In addition to the physical dimensions, there is the (only arguing) fourth dimension in which the deeper meaning of the art as a fourth dimension must be considered. These deeper meanings are as timeless thoughts (an energy) uploaded into space in which it continues to exist.
  • - MD examines the reality of different theories about, among other things, the existence and- or the genesis of man kind.
  • - The MD calls for deepening of our thoughts in relation to the nature and the corresponding energies.
  • - MD creates an awareness in society to give people a deeper understanding of the meaning ‘ being ‘.
  • - MD endeavors to this awareness.
  • - MD ignores the non-critical thought resulting from a selfish materialism.
  • - MD strives to create an immanent State in which we can increase our awareness level without overstepping it, so it is easier for us to understand ‘the unknown’.
  • - MD combines materials/elements of different ancient signs. From prehistoric times to the present tense to a contemporary object in which craftsmanship is a rule.
  • - MD treats the forces of the energy in the elements in a right combination with a critical suspicion.
  • - MD takes signals of what is happening in society and what is about to happen.
  • - MD criticized the blindly acceptance of the quest for the established “false truth”
  • - MD penetrates into reality, due to its simplicity and the own specific viewpoints and perspectives.

 

“Every block of stone conceals a sculpture and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it “. (Michelangelo)

“The art of sculpting is the art of removing the unnecessary material”.

Commissions

ASSIGNMENTS:

His missions, which come to him from across the country and from different segments of society, are usually made in order of receipt.
The clients, both individuals as businesses but also government institutions and foundations, knows the way towards his studio.
He has to include the World Wildlife Fund to one of his clients as well as several municipalities in the Netherlands. Even producers of the media knows to find him when they are looking for something special. The assignments vary greatly in type and size. Of stone or wood, both is no problem.
Yet there is a condition which suggests the sculptor himself. The material used must provide quality and quantity. This means that he often uses oak and in stone marble or even gemstones.
Clearly, the clients come to him to ensure quality and to see a sense visualized. This is exactly what this sculptor can do like no other sculptor. Probably for this reason he is frequently asked to make (grave) monuments, because of visualization of these feelings, which are a very important role. (He has already done this for many people and every time he feels himself very honored).
Every time he knows to depict and describe the feelings in his sculptures, from an unexpected angle  in a unique and loving way. Recently it was even so that the sculptor was commissioned, but due to circumstances the mission could not continue. Still he made the sculpture, this is then regarded by him as a free work. The reason why he still made it, is that the thoughts / feelings in him can’t be eliminated. For him this is a way of dealing with these feelings, to visualize and to portray them.

If you are interested in his work or works, please call, email or SMS to: +31 – (0)6 – 3611 0434 or  info@jancarelkoster.com

Jan-Carel is always ready to help you even if you (as an amateur sculptor, for example) looking for advice.

For assignments outside the Netherlands you can contact his manager Ruud van der Splinter from DUTCH LUXURY DESIGN.

For quistions you can reach him by Tel.: 0031 – 20 20 60 830 of info@dutchluxurydesign.com

 

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For contracts: Please allow a waiting period. The delivery time may vary per project up to 6 – 12 months depending on the size of the project.

Note by the sculptor himself:

I’m glad when I have given you some insight into my feelings and when you enjoyed my sculptures and descriptions. They are made with love and passion which I hope you can feel and see it while viewing my site. Feel free to let me know what you think of my work, so it can give me some extra incentive motivation. This can of course be positive, but also negative (both I would like to hear).

Best regards

Jan-Carel Koster

Sculptor

“Who says you can not see a thought knows nothing about art.”

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“Art is not a reflection of reality, it is the reality of that reflection.”

“Abstract art does not exist. You should always assume from something. Later you can remove all traces of reality”. (Picasso)

“The purpose of art is not to show the appearance of things, but to show the inner …. That is the real reality.” (Aristotle)