Patrick Koster

News

For the Great Day (detail), transparent self-adhesive vinyl, graphic overlay on polyester film
h 39.4 in x w 39.4 in (h 100 cm x b 100 cm), 2015

Artwork

 

Doppelgänger I, series #3 (detail), self-adhesive vinyl on polyester film mounted on a lightbox
h 58.2 in x w 48.5 in (h 147,8 cm x b 123,2 cm), 2014

Biography

curriculum vitae

1967
Born in Culemborg, Netherlands
Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Using knifes and scissors as brushes, Patrick Koster paints with plastic on light. Inspired by the news, pictures from the media, poetry and philosophy and biblical and mythical iconography, the artist misleadingly uses bright and joyful colours. Intrigued by tension between (inner) peace and violence, he often treats subjects that are dark and layered with heavy meanings.
The duality between colour and subject is characteristic for his work, although the brightness of the colours used may also appear aggressive to the viewer. The light behind the plastic makes the colours violently confrontational. Similar to pop art Koster’s work is coupled to modernity and modern techniques. (Fontana Gallery Amsterdam)

Education
1989
ArtEZ Institute of Arts, Arnhem, Netherlands
1993
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1996
Amsterdam Institute of the Art of Painting (AIS), Netherlands

exhibitions | artist’s books | collabs | teachings | collection

Solo exhibitions
2017
KunstRai-Art Amsterdam 2017, Fontana Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2016
Kennedy Van der Laan, ‘The laments of an Icarus’, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1997
Gallery Saluki, ‘Crash Exhibition’, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hilton Health Club, ‘Related to the body’, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1994
Art Project Space de Vetterstraat, ‘Burning Glasses’, installation, A’dam, NL

Group exhibitions
2018
CODA Museum, Beauty of the Battle, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
CBK Zuidoost, Ode aan de Bijlmer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
KunstRai-Art Amsterdam 2018, Fontana Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2017
Fontana Gallery, Winter Exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Art The Hague 2017, Fontana Gallery, The Hague (Den Haag), Netherlands
Fontana Gallery, Summer Show, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2011
ChezPatrickEtTherese, ‘duo-exhibition’, Amsterdam, NL
1999
ArtKitchen Gallery, KunstRai 99 / Art Amsterdam, NL
Ars Electronica, CyberArts, Computer Animation / Net-Art, Linz, Austria
Art Frankfurt, Aschenbach Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
De Appel Arts Centre, ‘Unlimited.nl-2’, Amsterdam, NL
1998
De Boterhal Arts Centre, ‘Cool it & Cool Too’, Hoorn, NL
ArtKitchen Gallery, KunstRai 98, ‘Cool Too’, Amsterdam, NL
1997
Donkersloot Gallery, ‘Live painting at the Vondelpark’, Amsterdam, NL
AIS Gallery in collaboration with Vondelpark Foundation, ‘A Day Live Painting II’, A’dam, NL
Marijkehal Gymnasium, ‘When the mind soars, the brush dances’, Social calligraphy event, Monnickendam, NL
Club Hotel Arena, ‘Live VJ Performance’, Amsterdam, NL
1996
AIS Gallery, ‘Upshot’, Amsterdam, NL
1993
Facing Stedelijk Museum, ‘Records’, Amsterdam, NL
1992
Valkhof Park, ‘installation’, Nijmegen, NL
1990
K.IN.G.G.-Gallery ‘Pinhole Photographs’, Alphen a/d Rijn, NL [catalogue]

Artist’s Limited Edition Books
2013 – present
Boekie Woekie-artist-run bookstore for books by artists, ‘Consumed in Image: Mechanical Imagery’, Amsterdam, NL
2012 – present
Boekie Woekie- books by artists, ‘Consumed in Image: The Great Tactile Phase of Discovery’, Amsterdam, NL
2011 – present
Boekie Woekie- books by artists, ‘Consumed in Image: Prostituted Objects’, Amsterdam, NL
2010 – present
Boekie Woekie- books by artists, ‘Consumed in Image: The Assault of Touch’, Amsterdam, NL
2009 – present
Boekie Woekie- books by artists, ‘Boldies (F), Boldies (M)’, Amsterdam, NL
1999
ArtKitchen Gallery, ‘Consumed in Image Project’, ‘Boldies (F), Boldies (M)’, A’dam, NL
Aschenbach Gallery, ‘Boldies (F), Boldies (M)’, Amsterdam, NL

Projects, Performances, Collaborations
1999
Prix Ars Electronica, ‘Inside-Outside Subjective-Objective’, Webcasting
Paradiso Cultural Center, Next 5 Minutes 3 (Arts, Politics and Media), ‘Inside-Outside Subjective-Objective’, Cablecasting, Amsterdam, NL
Salto Amsterdam Public Access, ‘Inside-Outside Subjective-Objective’, Television Cablecasting
1998
KunstRai 98, ‘Coverage of Cool Too’, Opening Peformance, Amsterdam, NL
Amsterdam Broadcast, ‘Cool Too’
1997
Vondelpark Foundation, AVRO Television (General Association of Radio Broadcasting), ‘A Day Live Painting’

Teachings, Workshops
1999
De Balie – Political and Cultural Platform, Next 5 Minutes 3, ‘The Art of Campaigning, Low End Technology Workshop’, Amsterdam, NL
1997
AIS Arts Institute, ‘Martial in Arts’, classes, Amsterdam, NL

Collection
Kennedy Van der Laan Art Collection, Amsterdam, NL

Night Rider (detail), transparent and opaque self-adhesive vinyl, pencil, crayon on polyester film
h 48 in x w 53.54 in (h 122 cm x w 136 cm), 2006

Contact

Untitled (detail), self-adhesive vinyl on wood panel, h 48 x w 57.9 in (h 122 x w 147 cm), 1995
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