Koen Taselaar. Rollable Ramblings
Koen Taselaar. Rollable Ramblings is the first comprehensive publication on the textile work of Koen Taselaar (Rotterdam, 1986). Made possible with the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund and Stichting Stokroos. Published by Jap Sam Books and beautiful book design by Team Thursday.
The majority of Rollable Ramblings comprises reproductions of his tapestries, and zoom-ins on them. This visual component is complemented with essays shedding light on the works, and on the history of textile art in general, written by art critic Katalin Herzog.
“In terms of composition, the artist partly adhered to his example, the Bayeux Tapestry, by adopting a baseline on which many personifications and symbols are arranged side by side. But there are also things that have found their place themselves, as it are, on this very full tapestry. This fits in with the artist’s tendency to fill in everything in his work, which is reinforced by the many geometric ornaments that keep the composition visually in motion.” – Katalin Herzog
The work of Koen Taselaar is a unique universe in which only he determines the rules. He makes skillful drawings, but also clumsy ceramics and elaborate Tapestries.