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), 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


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. (Fontana Gallery Amsterdam)

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, Apeldoorn, Netherlands [catalogue]
CBK Zuidoost, Ode aan de Bijlmer, 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
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
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

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, adhesive film on drawing polyester mounted in a led-light panel
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