Biography

1967

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.

Education

1989

ArtEZ Institute of Arts, Arnhem, Netherlands

1993

Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1996

Amsterdam Institute of the Art of Painting (AIS), Netherlands

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, Amsterdam, NL

Group exhibitions

2018-2019

CODA Museum, Beauty Of The Battle, Apeldoorn, Netherlands [+catalogue]
Stokroos Foundation Utrecht, Project Subsidy Professional Arts, Beauty Of The Battle, Museum Coda Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

2018

CBK Zuidoost, Ode To The Bijlmer, Bijlmer Years 1989-1997, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
AFK, Amsterdam Fund for the Art, Project Subsidy Professional Arts, Bijlmer Years 1989-1997, Ode To The Bijlmer, CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
KunstRai-Art Amsterdam 2018, Fontana Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017

Fontana Gallery, Winter Exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Art The Hague 2017 (Art Fair), Fontana Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands
Fontana Gallery, Summer Show, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011

ChezPatrickEtTherese, ‘duo-exhibition’, Amsterdam, NL

1999

ArtKitchen Gallery, KunstRai 99 / Art Amsterdam (Art Fair), NL
Ars Electronica, CyberArts, Computer Animation / Net-Art, Linz, Austria
Art Frankfurt (Art Fair), 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 (Art Fair), ‘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’, Amsterdam, NL
Marijkehal Gymnasium, ‘When The Mind Soars, The Brush Dances’, Social calligraphy project, 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, ‘Paintings 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

2019

CODA Museum, Beauty of the Battle, karate performance, Apeldoorn, Netherlands [catalogue]

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

2019

CODA Museum, Beauty of the Battle, karate workshop, Apeldoorn, Netherlands [catalogue]

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

Collections

Kennedy Van der Laan Art Collection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Carnation Lawyers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Friedberg & Mahn Lawyers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Waltec Parctical Waste Solutions, Gees, The Netherlands

Publications

2019-present

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

2018

Het Parool (newspaper), review, Ode to the Bijlmer, CBK-Zuidoost, Amsterdam

2018-present

Gallery Viewer, presentation on online art platform at Galerie Fontana Amsterdam

2018

De Stentor (newspaper), Interview, Beauty of the Battle, Coda Museum Apeldoorn

2000-present

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)

2011

Arts Salon Chezpatrickettherese, adhesive film collage works, Amsterdam

1999

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

1997

Art Alert magazine, Crash Exhibition, interview, review

1990

K.IN.G.G.-Gallery, Catalogue Pinhole Photography