Attention for decorative motifs in Bart Drost's work: fishes, flowers, leaves, stars, zebra stripes and red-and-white dots. As a reaction to the cold stone floor Drost has chosen tufted woollen carpets. There are six carpets of 200x200 cm, together forming the seventh. Each carpet is accompanied by one colour photo: a shot in Drost's studio. For each picture he decorated all the walls, each time with another one of his motifs. In the studio a boy is walking, sitting or standing.

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the boy in the studio - 1990

The six carpets in the exhibition are complemented by photos of 'The boy in the studio'. All the walls of the studio are painted with each one of the motifs: leaves, flowers, dots, stripes, stars and fish. The guy is running, sitting or standing in the studio and photographed.


The series of photos was shown in 2018 in the exhibition 'spelen met kerst' in the church of Emmen


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Bart Drost

free artist

Graafseweg 183a
6531ZR Nijmegen
The Netherlands