Boldies

Even as broken mirror, which the glass/In every fragment multiplies; and makes/
A thousand images of one that was,/The same, and still the more, the more it brakes.

Lord Byron

Boldies 1999-2023

Boldies is the title of a collaborative project by Thérèse Zoekende and Patrick Koster that resulted in a set of approximately 78 photographs.
The computer-processed portraits are cut-outs from photos in which characteristic poses of fictional/imaginary superheroes are re-enacted by them. In the photos, their heads are bald and their different expressive facial expressions mirror each other. The photos were taken in their former Bijlmer home Koningshoef 6, and can therefore be counted as work that was made in the period designated by them as ‘Bijlmer Years 1989-1997’.
Boldies (M) + Boldies (F) is the title of 2 sets of 2 books belonging together: computer printouts of photographs of their faces, each with a poem by Lord Byron, signed, the smaller version: h 14, x w 18 cm, (Amsterdam) 1999.

Set 1: book 1: Boldies (F), 17 photographs. book 2: Boldies (M), 23 photographs. Set 2: book 1: Boldies (F), 16 photographs. book 2: Boldies (M), 22 photographs.

Boldies (M) + Boldies (F): 2 sets of 2 books

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Thérèse Zoekende

Boldies

Boekie Woekie

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Comic Boldies, 1999, manual collage, cutout photos

Bijlmer Boldies, 1999, photographs

Mirrored Boldies, 2023, computer prints

La Fête Galante 8, Mezzetino tuning his guitar, 2024, h 50 x w 36 cm (h 19.8 x w 14.2 inch), analog, hand-cut collage, paper, print on paper
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Mezzetino, tuning his guitar while dressed in a Van Dyck civil war costume.
Mezzetino was a comedy character, based on Harlequin but with his own distinctive costume, who was introduced for the first time by the Théâtre italien de Paris actor Angelo Costantini on October 16, 1683. Constantini’s expressive face allowed him to portray the role without a mask, a tradition kept alive by all successive Mezzetinos. That novelty attracted Watteau, who featured Mezzetino in several of his works.
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I depict the series La Fete Galante at a time when there is a lot of unrest in the world. Through the treatment of the theme, I express the wish for more respect, grace, courtesy and peace-lovingness, in small and large. 
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La Fête Galante 7, 2024, h 50 x w 36 cm (h 19.8 x w 14.2 inch), manual and hand cut collage, paper on paper
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I depict the series La Fete Galante at a time when there is a lot of unrest in the world. Through the treatment of the theme, I express the wish for more respect, grace, courtesy and peace-lovingness, in small and large. By focusing on dance as art in movement and lightness of being and placing it in the spotlight, I try to visually push the darkness into the background. In reality, I actually increase the contrast, which creates drama and reveals the vulnerability of this cosplay コスプレ.
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See also https://www.patrickkoster.nl/artwork/fete-galante/
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#fete #arts #galant #visualart #collage #collageartwork #lifestyle #cosmo #respect #watteau #light #drama #lightnessofbeing #paper #papercut #papercrafts #loveyourself #theater #instacollage #contemporarycollage #cosplay #costume #vieenrose #pop #peace #analog #dance #dancer #handmade #grace #peace
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My collage artwork on light box, Family Constellation, 2021, was published at the end of May 2024 in the hundredth edition of the Netherlands’ Nobility book. The ‘Red Book’ was first published in 1903. The booklet provides an overview of the genealogies of all Dutch noble families.
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https://www.patrickkoster.com/portfolio-item/family-constellation/
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#collage #collageartwork #visualart #family #instacollage #contemporarycollage #pop #constellation #analogcollage #handmade #grace #heraldry #blazon #nobility #peerage #gentleman #gentle #gentlemen #horse #horses #horsesofinstagram #gala #castle #chateau #manor #tower #falcon #hawk #portrait #tree
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La Fête Galante 6, 2024, h 50 x w 36 cm (h 19.8 x w 14.2 inch), analog and hand cut collage, paper on paper
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I depict the series La Fete Galante at a time when there is a lot of unrest in the world. Through the treatment of the theme, I express the wish for more respect, grace, courtesy and peace-lovingness, in small and large. By focusing on dance as art in movement and lightness of being and placing it in the spotlight, I try to visually push the darkness into the background. In reality, I actually increase the contrast, which creates drama and reveals the vulnerability of this cosplay.
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See also https://www.patrickkoster.nl/artwork/fete-galante/
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#fete #vivre #galant #rococo #visualart #collage #collageartwork #lifestyle #cosmo #respect #watteau #light #drama #lightnessofbeing #18thcentury #paper #papercut #papercrafts #theatre #theater #instacollage #contemporarycollage #cosplay #costume #vieenrose #pop #peace #analogcollage #handmade #grace
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