Koos Buster

In his typical ceramic works of everyday objects, Buster honors imperfection. He sees a certain charm in these objects, which you would normally walk right past.

Koos Buster (1991) graduated from the ceramics department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2018. Currently, Buster lives and works in Amsterdam-Noord as an artist and works with ceramics every day. He call himself “Minister of Ceramics” rightly so.

In his work he is looking for the perfect silliness. He wants to give everyday objects, “the underdogs” as he calls them, a new stage to shine on. In this way, they become “delicious to look at,” says Buster. For example, he immortalized a security camera, electrical outlet, cleaning agent, ATM machine in ceramic with his signature wobbly style.

With his mischievous work, he aims to bring joy to himself and others. His artworks have been shown in various solo and group exhibitions.

For example, Buster created the solo ceramic installation “Shop window under construction” in the Bijenkorf in 2020. He has also exhibited at the Frans Hals Museum in 2016 and the National Glass Museum Leerdam in 2019-2020.

His work is part of the collections of Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, ABN AMBRO, Museum Voorlinden and/or Alan and Overy.

Especially for the Amsterdam Ferry Festival, the ceramic influencer is making a large ceramic Canta, as an ode to Amsterdam-Noord. In addition, he will be showing several mundane everyday objects. Ferry passengers will stop at these objects to discover something they didn’t notice before.