Being one of the few female artists to emerge from the masculine art movements of the late ‘50s and ‘60s made Agnes a symbol of feminism. “I paint with my back to the world” — she did not listen to critics, nor did she pay attention to negativity. Her art focuses on internal aspects of beauty, love and innocence. She did not really belong to an art community and was considered as more of an outsider artist, which makes her an interesting pioneer in art history.
Her canvases composed of grids and stripes have been a major inspiration behind previous COS collections. For this capsule collection especially, the design team used Agnes’s own style and the fact that her work often looks different depending on the viewing angle. It all results in a collection that reflects every aspect of her subtle and serene paintings.