Vinyl work 1996-2004 is a series of collage artworks made in the technique adhesive film on drawing polyester
The evolving relationship between men and machines (read: cars), is a key theme in Patrick Koster’s body of work. His early works, the wood panel, and vinyl work 1996-2004 can be interpreted as showing a merger between technology, sexuality, and death.
In the vinyl work Danse Macabre, 1999, the grim scene we witness suggests that a sort of duel between the two entities, man and race car, is taking place. The liaison is complex and ambiguous.
In many of his art works, humans merge uncomfortably with machines. But, that’s not always the case. See, Sea of Tranquillity, 2007: this is one of an exception. In Night Rider, 2007 a somewhat obscure figure sits totally slumped in the driver’s seat, loosely holding the steering wheel. His demonstrative act of nonperformance is rebellious and melancholic. This artwork resonates a Byronic “-give me the pleasure with the pain-“ vibe.