Consisting of handwoven carpets, materials and wool in all conceivable colours, the multicolour installations of Dutch artist Fransje Killaars (1959) resemble 3-dimensional pictures.
Textiles are the basic material of her unique oeuvre. The unusual combinations of colours and materials in her work are intended to embellish the room and charm the viewer’s eye, while also disturbing and disconcerting at the same time.
Handicrafts and women’s emancipation have always been associated with textile materials.
The contemporary textile works of Fransje Killaars continue this tradition in a radical way: Modernism and painting from 1910 to 1920 (De Stijl, Bauhaus, Expressionism, Pointillism) that in the 20th century placed their emphasis on colour and less on colour illustration were influenced by the vibrant colours of textile designs.
This is the path adopted by Killaars and establishes a link between the room and the museum’s collection.