Street Art Museum Amsterdam
Koema 1000 layers of paint
Koen Noordenbos, Dutch artist and founder of Koema, has an unrestrained love for waste materials. Working from his studio at the largest thrift store depot in Delft, he is surrounded by an infinite supply of second-hand products and materials.
Koen has an unusual eye for spotting undesigned and accidental beauty in functional elements and byproducts of mass produced consumer goods, outdated design, cultural traditions and even the expression of art in the public domain. His designs are a manifestation of his appreciation and fascination for the unexpected charm he finds in waste materials.
De Bretten playground
Gone / Illegible
Large wooden dreamcatchers hung in the garden lawn like living sculptures that are moved by the wind. All items are harvested, selected and crafted by hand and consist to the largest possible extent out of recycled materials. Koen wants to inspire people to rediscover the aesthetic value of waste materials, to treasure it and even wear it with pride.
In some Native American and First Nations cultures, a dreamcatcher or dream catcher is a handmade willow hoop, on which is woven a net or web. The dreamcatcher may also include sacred items such as certain feathers or beads.