Patrick Koster


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), collage of adhesive film 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


curriculum vitae

Patrick Koster Visual Artist who lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe

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

Using knives 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.

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

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

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

Group exhibitions
CODA Museum, Beauty of the Battle, catalogue *project subsidy from Stokroos Foundation Utrecht, NL, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
CBK Zuidoost, Ode aan de Bijlmer, *project subsidy professional arts from Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK), Bijlmer Years 1989-1997, Amsterdam, Netherlands
KunstRai-Art Amsterdam 2018, Fontana Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fontana Gallery, Winter Exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Art The Hague 2017, Fontana Gallery, The Hague (Den Haag), Netherlands
Fontana Gallery, Summer Show, Amsterdam, Netherlands
ChezPatrickEtTherese, ‘duo-exhibition’, Amsterdam, NL
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, ‘’, Amsterdam, NL
De Boterhal Arts Centre, ‘Cool it & Cool Too’, Hoorn, NL
ArtKitchen Gallery, KunstRai 98, ‘Cool Too’, Amsterdam, NL
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
AIS Gallery, ‘Upshot’, Amsterdam, NL
Facing Stedelijk Museum, ‘Records’, Amsterdam, NL
Valkhof Park, ‘installation’, Nijmegen, NL
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
ArtKitchen Gallery, ‘Consumed in Image Project’, ‘Boldies (F), Boldies (M)’, A’dam, NL
Aschenbach Gallery, ‘Boldies (F), Boldies (M)’, Amsterdam, NL

Projects, Performances, Collaborations
CODA Museum, Beauty of the Battle, karate performance, Apeldoorn, Netherlands [catalogue]
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
KunstRai 98, ‘Coverage of Cool Too’, Opening Peformance, Amsterdam, NL
Amsterdam Broadcast, ‘Cool Too’
Vondelpark Foundation, AVRO Television (General Association of Radio Broadcasting), ‘A Day Live Painting’

Teachings, Workshops
CODA Museum, Beauty of the Battle, karate workshop, Apeldoorn, Netherlands [catalogue]
De Balie – Political and Cultural Platform, Next 5 Minutes 3, ‘The Art of Campaigning, Low End Technology Workshop’, Amsterdam, NL
AIS Arts Institute, ‘Martial in Arts’, classes, Amsterdam, NL

Kennedy Van der Laan Art Collection, Amsterdam, NL

Artist profile at ARTECRU’s artistic community website, Spanish and English
Masterscriptie Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Angela Schoonderbeek, Student Member of the Programme Committee Arts & Culture Studies, having two professions, being a karateka and a visual artist
Het Parool (newspaper), review, Ode to the Bijlmer, CBK-Zuidoost, Amsterdam
Gallery Viewer, presentation on online art platform at Galerie Fontana Amsterdam
De Stentor (newspaper), Interview, Beauty of the Battle, Coda Museum Apeldoorn
Boekie Woekie – artist-run bookstore for books by artists, internet catalogue, Consumed in Image: Mechanical Imagery / The Great Tactile Phase of Discovery / Prostituted Objects / The Assault of Touch / Boldies (F), Boldies (M)
Arts Salon Chezpatrickettherese, adhesive film collage works, Amsterdam
Ars Electronica, Cyberarts 99, Int. Compendium, Prix Ars Electronica; book, video and CD
Next 5 Minutes 3, international festival and conference for Tactical Media, Inside-Outside Subjective-Objective, Website N5M3
Next 5 Minutes 3, revolves around the notion of tactical media, the fusion of art, politics and media, Catalogue
De Hoeksteen Net, art works by Patrick Koster
Art Alert magazine, Crash Exhibition, interview, review
Art Alert magazine, Crash Exhibition, interview, review
K.IN.G.G.-Gallery, Catalogue Pinhole Photography

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


Wasteland wizard II, series #2 (detail), 2017, h 153,5 cm x w 109,5 cm, collage of adhesive film on drawing polyester mounted on a lightbox

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