Analog Collage

On Paper 2014-2021

Manual collage and drawing, pencil, ballpoint pen, colored pencil and paper on paper.

I have decided to share my artworks on paper with you as well. This is the first in a series that I want to update regularly. They are all collage works or at least works on paper. When I draw I use felt-tip pens, pencil, colored pencil or ballpoint pen. Sometimes I scan the works to print them and then draw on them or cut them in and stick them on so that a collage is created. The sizes of the works are around 30 to a maximum of 50 cm. All table worktop format. These works have not been shown before and they have therefore never been exhibited.

Work on paper

Work on or with paper, whether pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, gouache or collage, shows the artist in the most spontaneous and artistically free moment. The directness associated with this medium brings artist and viewer very close together. In their intimacy and vulnerability, works on or with paper thrive with the exclusive attention they deserve.

Art on or with paper not only has a special artistic character, but is often accessible and attractive in terms of size and price. Beginning art lovers may be able to make one of their first art purchases in this way.

Do you rate your work on paper as highly as the collage works?

Here’s a nice quote from German visual artist Gerhard Richter (February 9, 1932): “Do you rate your work on paper as highly as the paintings?” GR: “Well, to be honest I must say it took a long time. It’s only since 1976 that I have allowed myself to do that sort of small work. Before I insisted that I should be able to theoretically justify everything I did. That theory wasn’t entirely correct, but I did often believe in it. Drawing or painting on paper is more impulsive than painting on canvas. It doesn’t take so much effort, and you can simply throw away anything you don’t like, whereas large canvases take much more effort and time. I found that the directness of the works on paper led to randomness and virtuosity. I didn’t want any of that.”

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years 2014-2021

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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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La Fête Galante 5, 2024, h 50 x w 36 cm (h 19.8 x w 14.2 inch), analog hand cut collage, paper on paper
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Since the summer of 2023 I have been working on a new series of works of art entitled “La Fête Galante”.
I recently completed the fifth collage work in this series.
Fete galante paintings were an important part of the rococo art period, in the French 18th century.
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The lush outdoor environments of fête galante paintings were often borrowed from paintings from previous periods.
Venetian paintings from the 16th century and Dutch paintings from the 17th century were particularly popular for this.
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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 #cosmopolitan #watteau #light #lightness #lightnessofbeing #18thcentury #paper #papercut #papercrafts #theatre #theater #instacollage #contemporarycollage #cosplay #costume #vieenrose #pop #analog #analogcollage #handmade #color
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Drawing on paper, no.542023, 2017, h 43,5 x w 43,5 cm (h 17.1 x w 17.1 inch), fine liner, pen, felt-tip pen, adhesive tape on six pieces of paper, glued together to form a whole.
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Mon petit poney 🐴🎠🧲
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I was working on a nice assignment at the time. An interested collector wanted to buy three works of art from me. When I read the book “Les trois musquetaires” (The Three Musketeers), 1844, by the French writer Alexandre Dumas I felt that I had an interesting story. I especially found their famous motto: “One for all and all for one” catchy. Beautifully drawn illustrations by Maurice Leloir provided a good picture of the times. The three musketeers usually traveled by horse. Here I drew another musketeer on horseback, in nice bright colors. I gave the work a subtitle in French: “Mon petit poney”.
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https://www.patrickkoster.com/portfolio-item/on-paper-2014-2021/
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#musketeers #pony #three #swashbuckler #vampire #sword #knight #adventure #honor #novel #damselindistress #avangers #romancebooks #aristocrat #guitar #femme #fatalframes #brigand #dare #chivalry #courtisane #heroic #sellswords #manatarms #magic #pegasus #unicorn #twilight #applejack #rainbow
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