Fransje Killaars

Galerie De Expeditie

IN THE MID-90'S, Dutch artist Fransje Killaars moved from painting to work with textiles, often completely transforming gallery spaces with lushly colored wall curtains, carpets, and cushions on the floor. Another series of installations consisted of metal-frame bunk beds draped with colored veils, creating sensuous, diaphanous color-spaces. In her latest show, “Bedspreien en rookgordijn” (Bedspreads and smoke curtain, all works 2000), Killaars presented double beds that were entirely covered with brightly hued bedspreads, designed by the artist and woven in India. These bedspreads could be purchased individually, but the two rows of beds also transformed the gallery into a large color composition of which floor, walls, and bedspreads were all part.

The colors of these bedspreads are arranged in grid patterns; the lines that form the grid are in one color, while the rectangles in between

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