Geometric Abstract Impressionist Artist Fino showing at the Amsterdam International Art Fair 2017

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Artist Fino is a geometric abstract impressionist and a portrait painter, from Portugal currently living in Amsterdam. Fino spent the first 15 years of his career dedicated to stage arts and music, with painting and drawing as a constant presence. In 2014, he began dedicating his time exclusively to painting.

"My work is based on the following premise: chaos to order, instinct to reason, trial and error, dance, movement, gesture, color, poetry, rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. Mark! Repeat…"

A short film on Fino's approach can be found here.

What drives you? 

Beauty. Craftsmanship. The notion of the ephemeral and a constant need to learn, to challenge myself and feed my curiosity for the processes of creating something.  

What is your definition of art?

I don’t have a definition for art. I have a personal notion of beauty, of aesthetics and a wide range of feelings and I strongly believe it’s the gathering and balance between these elements and strong craftsmanship, a total dedication to the craft that creates the organic being that is a good work of art.

Where do you get your inspiration?

Music plays a major role in my approach to paint, because it embodies the same principles: rhythm, harmony, contrast, and rigor, balanced with freedom and storytelling. I always have music on the background when I start a piece, and I like to let the first passages to be influenced by it. Other source of inspiration include viewing works of other artists, spending time in nature or in the city, taking in the various sights and sounds and scents, and finally the images that come to mind from reading poetry and literature.

How do you deal with artist's block?

I don’t think I’ve ever had artist’s block. I’ve had good and bad days in the studio, but I show up for work everyday and paint.

Sometimes I’ll wander off to my guitar, or I’ll enjoy watching other people work, or sometimes a simple conversation with someone will get creativity regenerated.

Where do you see your art going in ten years?

Ten years is a long time, so I dare not to plan so far ahead. But I´d love to have the financial possibility to open an academy of arts for younger kids in my hometown to help create the underpainting of a brighter, more educated future in Portugal. I also see my theatrical universe becoming closer to the painting one. I had to completely break with the first for a while to reinvent myself. In the future I see myself bringing them together. But for now my future is drawn a day at a time in the Netherlands, and I love it here.

Can you tell us what you have going on right now?

Planning my big show in Oporto, Portugal for November, where I’ll present pieces from the past year, while creating two new shows for the USA for March 2018.  I’m also currently painting commissions for clients in Portugal while starting a new body of work to present to collectors, agents or galleries in Amsterdam in the coming year.

I´m also navigating the processes of self promotion, re-imagining a career after 15 years dedicated to the stage, and finding a voice and a recognizable style across different mediums and themes.  I am working to build relationships with galleries in two new countries, as we have recently relocated to the Netherlands from Portugal, and we often visit the USA.

In total, I am working to build  a coherent string of recognisable work and entering the gallery market and finding an agent.  

Can you tell us what your 'Before I Die' is?

Visit Africa, Japan, Iceland and Vietnam. Raise a family, plant a tree, continue painting.

I know my artwork is finished when…?

When aesthetically it feels balanced. I like to leave space for interpretation and dont like rendering too much. But like a baker or a carpenter, with experience comes the notion when a piece is ready and to not overwork it. It is something that requires time I believe, and a lot of bad paintings. Fortunately we’re painters, not surgeons, so if we screw up, no one dies.

Best Commissioned artwork ever done was…?

A 2x5m diptych for a private collector, with “Cosmos” as the base theme. I have also painted a couple of portraits I´m really proud of.

Which are your favorite artists?

There are so many. I have found comfort and knowledge in different aspects of so many different forms of art.

I love street art, having started in the streets myself as a performer, and I like paintings that carry that soulful freedom in it. But I also love craftsmanship and elegance so, art nouveaux and portraiture are amongst my favorite styles. And I love abstraction more and more everyday, so within these parameters I´d say Basquiat, Picasso, Klimt, Mucha, Rutenberg, Mann, Osamu Obi, Cesar Santos, Vhils, Van Gogh, Vermeer, Yoko Shimitzu, Rembrandt, and the list would go on. Sometimes my most cherished influences are from people I know personally - musicians and playwrights and actors or even sportsman, of which there are great artists also.

Best exhibition ever participated in…?

This will be my first group exhibit and I‘m honoured to be participating after just one month on arriving to Amsterdam. So I’d say this one.

I’ve mostly worked on commissions, but I’m really proud of the show I assembled in Portugal in 2015.  Fifteen paintings were shown in the beautiful main room of a 17th century palace right in the center of Oporto.  Each piece was illuminated individually with theatrical spot lights, making it appear that the paintings were floating in mid air. I do believe lighting plays a major role in a show of paintings, just as it has in theatre. Because it was held in the school where I studied theatre, it carried a great meaning for me. Plus, we did it in the same weekend as my wedding!

Greatest achievements so far…?

In my career has a painter, my greatest achievement was finding my own methodology and voice. I´ve done a few things I’m proud of artistically, but I’ll share that with you in a dinner conversation with some good food and wine.

Would love to exhibit my work in …

Anywhere with walls, some wine and cheese, good people and good lighting.

KEIKO IMAIZUMI brings Japanese traditional UKIYO-E style to amsterdam.

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Keiko Imaizumi (born in Tokyp, Japan. Living in Vancouver, BC, Canada) will be exhibiting at the Amsterdam International Art Fair 2017

"I am an interpreter for the air what it says there. I see the soul in everything and in everyone and want to describe what they want to say. For the result I photograph them and listen to them there and retouch them as a picture with a touch of Japanese traditional UKIYO-E style.

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What is my definition of art?

A voice out of the bottom of my heart.

Where do I get the inspiration?

Nature, nature and nature.

How do I deal with artist’ block?

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It’s like a vitamin. We need it when we feel more relaxed, happy and fulfilled.

Where do I see my art going in ten years?

My art will involve more material, more people, more international relations and more, because my art will grow with people, time and space.

Can I tell you what I have going on right now?

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I am trying to use a typical Japanese material bamboo paper for my work for different touching for art media between photograph and picture.

I know my artwork is finished when….?

My artwork never finishes. Always next one is better.

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Best commissioned art work ever done was?

In my first exhibition in Ginza, Tokyo,Japan

Which are my favourite artist?

Claude Monet

Best exhibition ever participated in Tokyo International Art Fair 2017 in Hikarie, Shibuya, Tokyo

Greatest achievement so far?

Photo session for Japanese Emperor and Empress in Canada 2009. Would love to exhibit my work in the Metropolitan Museum in Boston. 



Ruxandra Cristina Bocin-Dumitriu breathing mysteries into her works of art

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Ruxandra Cristina Bocin-Dumitriu (born in Romania, living in Amsterdam)

"I am an artist. A human being that explores life with awe and curiosity, with perseverance and delicacy so to be able to breathe its mysteries into works of art."

My works come out of these epiphany moments, delicate balances of momentous closeness between two separate entities: the viewer and the portrayed, the performer and the observer. Be it photography, etching, installations or hybrid dancing; be it portraiture or abstraction, my work contemplates intimacy.

What drives you? 

Intimacy is my drive. I long for the intimate connection, that brief moment that makes the world comprehensible, when two personal spaces interact and disagree, mixing their vulnerabilities and powers.

Having both classical art academic formation as well as computer science and automation, I am at ease in both digital and classical media. I am not attached to any given medium, but choose the one that is able to breathe my powerful thought into existence.

What is your definition of art?

Art is mystery. In creating, the artist is crudely exploring her own depth, darkness and light and turns them into tangible gasping moments for the world to explore. It’s freedom and fragility in one.

Can you tell us what you have going on right now?

Beside the feature of THE PERCEPTiVE I (http://www.theperceptivei.com/ art performance installation with hybrid forms of dance) at the THE ARTBOX.PROJECT Basel 1.0, and the participation at the AIAF 2017 in Amsterdam August 25th-26th, I am currently getting DIALOGUE photographic series ready for the participation at the Berlin exhibition “Once upon a time” in September 9th - 30th, 2017 at Marzia Frozen Gallery. The opening will be on September 9th, and takes part in the series of art events to happen in Berlin during the Berlin Art Week. 

Which are your favorite artists?

Malevich for the massive abstraction power of his white and black squares and Brancusi for being able to catch the essence of natural form within abstract means. Magritte for the semiotics, Vermeer for his mastery in creating intimate spaces and Velasquez for his subtle dissolution of spaces. Marianne Amacher for her breath-taking work ‘TEO! A sonic sculpture’ that brilliantly broke through a new art medium – the inner ear.

Would love to exhibit my work in …

MoMA, MoMA, MoMA.


Come and see Ruxandra's photography art at the Amsterdam International Art Fair 25-26 August 2017 at the Beurs van Berlage, Damrak, Amsterdam. Ruxandra will be at allocation stand #051.

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"My key objective is to become a more beautiful person" - Artist Maurice van Tilburg-Glimne tells about his artwork

I have always been passionate about drawing and creating my own world. The artworks I create are based on personal reflections, the desire for expressive painting and a drive to continuously reinvent myself by exploring new concepts and techniques. The conceptual reflections are useful to deal with challenges in my ‘other’ role as a senior manager in the financial services industry.

The Hidden Sacrifice concept that is displayed during AIAF is like many of my concepts part of my personal learning; my meaningful journey. It relates to my exploration of the relationship between humans and animals. Starting from a wonderment about the way animals and animal products are a normalised part of everyday consumption, I investigate drivers and patterns influencing my own and human behavior.

I use parchment as key material for the art works. Parchment has been the 'paper' used for some centuries now by monks and book copiers. Before actually starting the creation, I prepare the parchment in accordance with ancient rituals as described in religious literature. Once all preparation is done I paint, cut and burn the parchment until it has the right shape and form. The parchment objects are presented in ‘glass bell miniature worlds’, combined with other objects that were part of my journey.

Maurice van Tilburg -  Glimne Protective Mantles

Maurice van Tilburg -  Glimne Protective Mantles

What drives you? 

My key objective is to become a more beautiful person. I use experiences of frustration, pressure and stress as signals of where I could learn important things about myself. It triggers my journey to learn more by reflecting and researching and it materialises through the creation of art works.

What is your definition of art?

Art is both beauty and pity. It requires beauty as it is an aesthetic expression, where the artist uses craft to transform his or her feelings in appealing creations. But if art were only an appealing aesthetic effort to woo the audience it would be no more than good design. In order for it to be art it needs to be connected to the emotions, the ‘pain’ and the meaningful journey of the artist.

Nowadays distance between artist and audience is large, and development of art goes faster than the related knowledge of the art-lover. The question is if and how to bridge that increasing distance, especially when art aims to convey a certain message. This is why I wish to entice the viewer through my 'magic' objects, making them engage in an exploration to understand the meaning of the object. The stories of the objects are kept a secret to allow sufficient space for the viewer's imagination.

Where do you see your art going in ten years?

When looking forward some ten years I realise my challenge is to find a balance between my family, my demanding work life and finding time and focus to create art works. My art mentor Frederik Beerbaum told me that I should currently be in the most productive part of my life in terms of making art. So, as family should be most important I guess I need to either reduce the work part or focus for my art works on quality of work rather than quantity.

On the other end I make my art primarily for myself and therefore the key is that I keep working on concepts and addressing parts of me that could be more beautiful; and there are plenty… 

Maurice van Tilburg – Glimne Worn-out Horses

Maurice van Tilburg – Glimne Worn-out Horses

Best Commissioned artwork ever done was…?

For me the most relevant commissioned work were the first two works in the Hidden Sacrifice series. Art collectors Jan and Janny Maas had asked some 20 renowned Dutch modern artist to work with parchment, each resulting in unique pieces of art in their collection. They asked me to create an art work in the same series, which I happily accepted.

It brought me back to some of my family roots related to leather, my grandfather coming to The Netherlands to set up a leather factory as part of the family business. It made me study the elements of parchment crafts, the origin, and brought me to the Hidden Sacrifice theme.

After publishing about this concept I have received quite some interest, good critic feedbacks and it brought me exhibition opportunities; for example at Agora Gallery (Chelsea NYC). As parchment implies a very labor intense process I did not pursue at the time, until the AIAF opportunity came by. I picked up the concept and worked to create a new series that is now first exhibited in this art fair.


Maurice will be exhibiting his art at the Amsterdam International Art Fair 25-26 August 2017 at the Beurs van Berlage, as one of the selected artists.  

www.mauricevantilburg.com

Profile picture: ©Rob de Jong. Art work pictures: ©Ariane James

Volunteer at the Amsterdam International Art Fair

Looking for Volunteers

Interested in interning or volunteering for an international art fair? Then look no further! Opportunities are available to learn about every aspect of building a fair, including being on-site and working the actual event.

The volunteers receive (upon successful completion): 
- ‘Certificate of Completion Amsterdam Art Fair volunteer Assistant” 2017.
- Official thank you letter signed by the Director of the organisation. 
- Invitation for 2 for the VIP After-Party on Sat 26 Aug 21uur in ClubNL.
- Free Catalogue Amsterdam Art Fair 2017
- Free 2 VIP Tickets Fri 26 August Champagne Receptie to invite key contacts.

To find out more please fill in the form below and we will contact you about current openings.

Please also email us with your CV, Profile Pic and Languages you speak. Email to info@amsterdamartfair.com

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Third Edition event focussed on ‘STREET ART’ : AMSTERDAM INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR - BEURS VAN BERLAGE

25th & 26th August - Beurs van Berlage  

Third edition of the 'street art' fair the Amsterdam International Art Fair. Works on show from Damien Hirst, Mr Brainwash, Tracy Emin and Loes van Delft.

On 25th and 26th August at the Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ Amsterdam, the third edition of the Amsterdam International Art Fair will take place. With over 150 exhibitors showing work of renowned artists and upcoming talent with a wide-variety of mediums such as Paintings, Photography Art, Illustrations, Sculptures, and Street Art from over the entire world; USA, Australia, France, Japan, UK, and of course local talent from the Netherlands. The accent lays on contemporary art with a special focus on street art. 

There will be works on show of Damian Hirst (UK), Shepard Fairey (USA) famous street artist Mr Brainwash (F), award-winning Japanese artist Ishi Tashiro (Japan) and famous Dutch pop artist Loes van Delft (NL). The art fair, that gained over 7000 visitors previous edition, is an initiative of Global Art Agency - who after successful editions in Vienna, Tokyo, Miami and Oxford now once again lands in Amsterdam.

"This event attracts galleries, cultural organisations, art critics en of course a lot of art collectors. During the fair there will be more than 3000 pieces exhibited that will all be for sale from a varied price range between € 250 - € 155,000 EUR. This is then also a very interesting opportunity to get known within the contemporary art world and invest, whether you are a professional investor, art dealer, starting collector, admirer of art, or potential buyer." thus the organisers of the Global Art agency Joëlle Dinnage and Natal Vallve.

Art Collaboration by Loes van Delft (NL) and Joachim (Belgium) titled 'Baby, Come back' (120x120 cm) on premiere at the Amsterdam International Art Fair 2017

Art Collaboration by Loes van Delft (NL) and Joachim (Belgium) titled 'Baby, Come back' (120x120 cm) on premiere at the Amsterdam International Art Fair 2017

Among other things, at the art fair works will be on show of nonetheless: 

  • Tracey Emin (UK): Feminist artist known for her autobiographical, sexually charged works of art.
  • Mr Brainwash (F): Pop graffiti artist and filmmaker, active from Los Angeles.
  • Loes van Delft (NL): Her creations offer a mix of cartoon, pop art and illustrations.
  • Shepard Fairey/Obey Giant (USA): Street art artist collectively known for the Obama campaign poster 'Hope'.
  • Damien Hirst (UK): One of the most famous and influential artists of his generation. Death is a central theme in his work. 
  • Ichi Tashiro (J): Japanese Pop Art artist who likes collages. 
  • Jean-Yves Le Breton (F): French painter famous for his surrealistic landscapes.

Amsterdam International Art Fair 2017 25th and 26th August 2017 at de Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 243, Amsterdam.  

Friday 25th of August: Vernissage with champagne reception and DJ music from 18.00 to 21.00 (entrance fee: € 10, - or by invitation).

Saturday 26 August: opening hours from 11:00 to 17:00 (free entrance). On Saturday at 4 pm, the Best Artist Award will be held by a three-member jury consisting of Henk Veen (artist), Annemarie de Wildt (Amsterdam Conservatory) and Ruurd Hallema (sculptor).

Ticket sales through the website or at the entrance.

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Derde editie ‘street art’ kunstbeurs Amsterdam International Art Fair - Beurs van Berlage

25 en 26 augustus in Beurs van Berlage  

Derde editie ‘street art’ kunstbeurs Amsterdam International Art Fair. Werken te zien van Damien Hirst, Mr Brainwash, Tracy Emin en Loes van Delft

In de Beurs van Berlage vindt op 25 en 26 augustus de internationale kunstbeurs Amsterdam International Art Fair plaats. Ruim 150 exposanten tonen onder meer werk van bekende en opkomende schilders, beeldhouwers, fotografen en street art-kunstenaars uit de Verenigde Staten, Australië, Frankrijk, Japan, Engeland en Nederland. Het accent ligt op hedendaagse, moderne kunst met een speciale focus op street art.

Zo zijn er werken te zien van Damian Hirst (UK), Shepard Fairey (USA) en bekende street artists zoals Mr Brainwash (F), Ishi Tashiro (Japan) en Loes van Delft (NL). De beurs, die de vorige editie 7000 aantal bezoekers trok, is een initiatief van Global Art Agency en zet, na succesvolle edities in Wenen, Tokyo, Miami en Oxford, nu weer voet aan de grond in Amsterdam.

“Het evenement trekt onder andere galerijen aan, culturele instellingen, kunstcritici en natuurlijk veel verzamelaars. Tijdens de fair worden er meer dan 3.000 kunstwerken tentoongesteld voor de verkoop. Dit is dan ook een uitstekende gelegenheid om zich in een rijke collectie van de wereldwijde kunst te verwonderen als investeerder, dealer, bewonderaar of als koper” aldus organisatoren Joëlle Dinnage en Natal Vallve van Global Art Agency.

Op de beurs worden onder meer werken getoond van de volgende (inter)nationale kunstenaars:

  • Tracey Emin (UK): feministische kunstenares bekend van haar autobiografische, seksueel geladen kunstwerken. 
  • Mr Brainwash (F): pop graffiti kunstenaar en filmmaker, actief vanuit Los Angeles. 
  • Loes van Delft (NL): haar creaties bieden een mix van cartoon, Pop Art en illustraties. 
  • Shepard Fairey/Obey Giant (USA): street art kunstenaarscollectief bekend van de Obama campagne poster ‘Hope’. 
  • Damien Hirst (UK): een van de meest bekende en invloedrijke kunstenaars van zijn generatie. De dood   is een centraal thema in zijn werk. 
  • Ichi Tashiro (J): Japanse Pop Art kunstenaar die graag met collages werkt. 
  • Jean-Yves Le Breton (F): Franse schilder bekend van zijn surrealistische landschappen. 

Amsterdam International Art Fair 2017 . 25 en 26 augustus 2017 in de Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 243, Amsterdam.  

Vrijdag 25 augustus: vernissage met champagne receptie en dj muziek van 18.00 uur tot 21.00 uur (entree: € 10,- of op uitnodiging).

Zaterdag 26 augustus: openingstijden van 11.00 uur tot 17.00 uur (gratis entree). Zaterdag om 16.00 uur vindt de uitreiking ‘Best Artist Award’ plaats door een driekoppige jury bestaande uit Henk Veen (kunstenaar), Annemarie de Wildt (conservator Amsterdam Museum) en Ruurd Hallema (beeldhouwer).

Kaartverkoop via de website of aan de kassa.

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Review Amsterdam International Art Fair 2015

Amsterdam Art Fair

NEARLY 6000 visitors entered the Beurs van Berlage when it staged the first Amsterdam International Art Fair by the Global Art Agency, over the weekend of 28-29 August 2015. 

The Graanbeurs Hall of the venue was packed with 135 exhibitors from over 30 countries from around the world and the atmosphere was charged with energy as visitors took in the wide range of unique art available and took pieces they had purchased home to adorn a living or work space wall. Artists and galleries reported bustling trade during the two day free art event, with many making multiple sales and receiving commissions on original paintings, sculptures, photography, prints and illustrations.

SELL-OUT SHOW

Shane Bowden

US based artist Shane Bowden originally from Australia also known as "Andy Warhol on Steroids" was happy to have a complete sell-out show at the Amsterdam International Art Fair. 

Amsterdam International Art Fair

Artist Felix Zekveld from the Netherlands said "I had an amazing time at the Amsterdam Int'l Art Fair 2015. I met many potential clients. I sold work, and afterwards I received a few mails from galeries who were interested in my work. Everything was arranged perfectly."

UK InVogue Art Gallery sold three artworks within the first hour of the Fair. "It was a very successful event and an amazing crowd. We were very happy to take part and are looking forward to the next event organised by the Global Art Agency which will be the Oxford International Art Fair" said the gallery owner. 

Amsterdam Art Fair

The panel of judges; world renowned sculptor Ruurd Hallema, award-winning artist Loes van Delft and famous Amsterdam artist Henk Veen had a tough decision on making their shortlist of best Amsterdam International Art Fair exhibitor. Lola Lonli was one of the exhibitors that stood out to the jury. Her artwork 'Legend of Golden Snake' especially that was made with a second 'hidden' layer that reveals another painting underneath when shining a blacklight on it. 

GLOBAL ART AWARDS

The Global Art Awards Ceremony took place on Saturday announcing the "Best Amsterdam International Art Fair Artist 2015". 1st place: Gregory Emvy (Russia), 2nd place: Camilla Ancilotto (Italy), 3rd place Jeff Murray (UK). 

Jeff Murray (left), Gregory Emvy (center), Camilla Ancilotto (right)

Jeff Murray (left), Gregory Emvy (center), Camilla Ancilotto (right)

Gregory made a spectacular entrance with the film crew of UK TV 'Channel 4' making a documentary of his exhibition at the Amsterdam Int'l Art Fair. It was his artworks and latest project "Human Souls" that caught the eyes of the judges. In his inimitable style, using oil colour painted hospital X-Rays, Gregory Emvy transports viewers on a macabre and mesmerising journey, portraying nihilistic and metaphorical life stories to create chapters that reveal equal measures of joyful and harrowing intrigue.

Global Art Awards

His eclectic style helped him carry off the title, ahead of Camilla Ancilotto presenting a spectacular 3d oil painting that has a wooden triangular base in mosaic style titled "San Sebastian". "The two meter tall art installation is original, and never seen before" commented Jury member Ruurd Hallema. 

Third place Best Amsterdam International Art Fair Artist Jeff Murray - who was also a hit at the recent Miami Art Expo - managed to enchant also at this event the visitors with his amazing detailed illustrations. Jeff captures continents, countries and cities into the finest details with his amazing drawings, getting through hundreds of pens and hours to complete one artwork. "The result is amazing" commented jury member Henk Veen. 

Organisers of the fair, Joëlle Dinnage and her business partner Natal Vallvé from the Global Art Agency added their appreciation to the city’s reaction to the event and the enthusiasm they found from artists and visitors alike.

“The Amsterdam International Art Fair was a great success, with an amazing atmosphere and a real buzz throughout the weekend,” said Joëlle. “We are very happy with how it all went. The footfall was great, there was a genuine excitement across the whole fair and everyone seemed to be having a great time. Importantly, the artists and galleries had a successful show, selling works, making commissions and simply making connections, which is what the essence of the event is all about. We want to connect artists with people who appreciate art, whether they’re expert collectors or just starting out."

“We’ll be back for more in 2016 and are already planning next year’s event,” she said.

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Find out more about the Global Art Agency www.globalartagency.com


New international art fair brings Street Art to Amsterdam

28th and August 29th at the Beurs van Berlage.

Work by street art legends, Banksy, Mr Brainwash, Shepard Fairey and Shane Bowden. 

On Friday 28th and Saturday 29th August, the art event "Amsterdam International Art Fair" will take place at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam with more than 150 exhibitors showing contemporary artworks for the purpose of sale and investment opportunity. The show includes work by well-known and emerging artists, sculptors, photographers and Street Artists from the United States, Australia, France, Belgium, England, Iran and the Netherlands. The emphasis is showcasing contemporary art with a special focus on street art. Thus there are works by the Street Art legends Banksy (UK), Shepard Fairey (USA), Shane Bowden (AUS) and Mr Brainwash (F). The exhibition is an initiative of Global Art Agency, and after successful editions in Barcelona, Vienna, Tokyo, Miami and Oxford they set foot in Amsterdam. Organizers Joëlle Dinnage and Natal Vallve:

"We find that there is very much interest in buying and investing in contemporary art. With 150 galleries and artists from over 30 countries the Amsterdam International Art Fair is a great platform for Dutch lovers of modern art to invest in art."

The art fair will include works from the following (inter)national artists:
. Banksy (UK): Street Art artist also painter and political activist.
. Souren Mousavi (UK): Arrested for her art expressions back in Iran. Her work intersects with Frida Khalo and Salvador Dali.
. Mr Brainwash (F): Pop graffiti artist and star of Oscar nominated "Exit through the gift shop" by Banksy, operates from Los Angeles.
. Shane Bowden (AUS): Street Art artist, is also called "Andy Warhol on steroids."
. Loes van Delft (NL): her creations are a mix of cartoon, pop art and illustrations.
. Shepard Fairey (USA): Street Art artist known for the Obama campaign poster 'Hope'.
. Blair Martin Cahill (UK): British multimedia artist from the movie world.
. Henk Veen (NL): Works of spray paint and acrylics inspired by the city of Amsterdam.
. Glenn Bracke (B): Photographer and sculptor. His photographs of celebrities like Grace Jones, Alain Delon and Shaggy were recently exhibited at the Festival de Cannes.
. Live painting performance by artist Christine Walters (USA) to the music of DJ Lady Luxxx.

View all Exhibitors here.

Amsterdam International Art Fair 2015

. 28 and August 29, 2015.
. Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 243, Amsterdam.
. Friday 28 August: opening with champagne reception from 18:00 am to 21:00 pm (€ 10 EUR).
. Saturday August 29: opening hours of 11:00 am to 17:00 pm (free entrance).
. Ticket sales via the website or at the door Beurs van Berlage.
. More information on www.amsterdamartfair.com
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Nieuwe internationale kunstbeurs brengt Street Art naar Amsterdam

Persbericht // Augustus 2015

Werk te zien van Street Art legendes Banksy, Mr Brainwash, Shepard Fairey en Shane Bowden

Op 28 en 29 augustus vindt de internationale kunstbeurs Amsterdam International Art Fair plaats
in de Beurs van Berlage te Amsterdam. Ruim 150 exposanten tonen onder meer werk van
bekende en opkomende schilders, beeldhouwers, fotografen en Street Art kunstenaars uit de
Verenigde Staten, Australië, Frankrijk, België, Engeland, Iran en Nederland. Het accent ligt op
hedendaagse kunst met een speciale focus op Street Art. Zo zijn er werken te zien van de Street
Art legendes Banksy (UK), Shepard Fairey (USA), Shane Bowden (AUS) en Mr Brainwash (F). De
beurs is een initiatief van Global Art Agency en zet, na succesvolle edities in Wenen, Tokyo,
Miami en Oxford, voet aan de grond in Amsterdam.

Organisatoren Joëlle Dinnage en Natal Vallve
“we merken dat er bijzonder veel interesse is voor het kopen van en investeren in hedendaagse kunst. Met 150 exposanten uit meer dan 30 landen biedt de Amsterdam International Art Fair een mooi platform voor de Nederlandse liefhebber van hedendaagse kunst."

Op de beurs worden onder meer werken getoond van de volgende (inter)nationale kunstenaars:
. Banksy (UK): Street Art kunstenaar tevens schilder, politiek activist en regisseur.
. Souren Mousavi (UK): gevluchte Iraanse kunstenares wiens werk raakvlakken heeft met Frida Khalo en Salvador Dali.
. Mr Brainwash (F): Pop graffiti kunstenaar en filmmaker, actief vanuit Los Angeles.
. Shane Bowden (AUS): Street Art kunstenaar, wordt ook ‘Andy Warhol on steroids’ genoemd.
. Loes van Delft (NL): haar creaties bieden een mix van cartoon, Pop Art en illustraties.
. Shepard Fairey (USA): Street Art kunstenaar bekend van de Obama campagneposter ‘Hope’.
. Blair Martin Cahill (UK): Britse multimedia kunstenares afkomstig uit de filmwereld.
. Henk Veen (NL): zijn werken van spuitverf en acrylverf zijn geïnspireerd op de stad Amsterdam.
. Glenn Bracke (B): fotograaf en beeldhouwer. Zijn foto’s van celebrities als Grace Jones, Alain Delon en Shaggy zijn recent geëxposeerd op het Festival de Cannes.
. Live schilderperformance van kunstenares Christine Walters (USA) op de muziek van DJ Lady Luxxx. 

Bekijk alle exposanten hier.

Amsterdam International Art Fair 2015

. 28 en 29 augustus 2015.
. Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 243, Amsterdam.
. Vrijdag 28 augustus: vernissage met champagne receptie van 18.00 uur tot 21.00 uur (€ 10,-).
. Zaterdag 29 augustus: openingstijden van 11.00 uur tot 17.00 uur (gratis entree).
. Kaartverkoop via de website of aan de kassa.
. Meer informatie via www.amsterdamartfair.com

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WIN weekend stay at 4-star luxury Barcelona Hotel announced at Amsterdam International Art Fair

Amsterdam Int'l Art Fair

Bringing over 150 exhibitors from around the globe to Amsterdam. Offering over 3,000 art pieces on display for exhibition and sale!   

WIN! The Visitor Prize!

WIN a weekend at 4**** star luxury hotel Avenida Palace in Barcelona, Spain. Stay 2-nights for 2 adults at the charming hotel that has been enjoyed by a countless of celebrities; Ernest Hemingway, Joan Miró, Lizza Minnelli, and the Beatles. (Worth € 650 EUR.)

HOW?

By pre-booking your free Saturday 29th Aug tickets online here: TICKETS.  And by attending the Art Fair where you can find out if you have won. By sharing this article, your chances might increase! We are keeping an eye out! 

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Amsterdam Int'l Art Fair

De kunstbeurs in de Beurs van Berlage met 150 internationale exposanten die meer dan 3.000 kunstwerken tentoonstellen voor de verkoop!

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HOE?

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Nieuwe Amsterdamse kunstbeurs brengt internationaal talent, bekende namen, en street art naar de Beurs van Berlage.

AMSTERDAM INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 28-29 AUGUST 2015 IN DE BEURS VAN BERLAGE.

De bruisende stad Amsterdam staat paraat om talent van over de hele wereld te verwelkomen tijdens de eerste Amsterdam Int'l Art Fair van 28 tot 29 augustus 2015 in de prachtige Beurs van Berlage, gelegen aan de Damrak in het hart van de mooie stad.

amsterdam-art-fair

Amsterdam Int'l Art Fair is de internationale kunstbeurs die meer dan 40 galeries van over de hele wereld tentoonstelt speciaal voor de Amsterdammers en de rest van Nederland om van te genieten. Het evenement trekt kunstcritici, verzamelaars, galeries, en culturele instellingen. Tijdens de kunstbeurs worden er meer dan 3.000 kunstwerken geshowcased voor een geweldige tentoonstelling en ook voor de verkoop, dit is een uitstekende gelegenheid om zich onder te dompelen in een rijke collectie van de wereldwijde kunst hetzij als bewonderaar of als koper. Een rijke en prachtige mix van talentvolle kunstenaars gepresenteerd door internationale galeries vanuit meer dan 30 landen die de centraal gelegen Beurs van Berlage zullen vullen met een ongelofelijke showcase aan kunst. Verwacht een gevarieerde line-up gepresenteerd over drie concepten: Hedendaags, Modern, en wordt er ook speciaal de aandacht gegeven aan de Urban, Graffiti en Street-Art.

"De kunstbeurs is niet alleen gericht op de moderne en hedendaagse kunst, maar we willen de ook aandacht geven aan de Urban Art." zegt Curator Joelle Dinnage. "Tijdens de Tokyo International Art Fair zijn we erin geslaagd om dit concept te verwerkelijken. Werken van Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Shane Bowden, en vele andere grote namen. Het maakt de sfeer van de kunstbeurs echt dynamisch, en is veel toegankelijker en makkelijker om de aspirant-verzamelaar te betoveren, maar trekt ook de belangstelling van veel ervaren kunstkenners en verzamelaars. We hebben gemerkt dat de populariteit om in hedendaagse kunst te investeren enorm is gestegen in een korte tijd - dit is dan ook een mooie kans voor de Nederlandse kunstliefhebber!"

henk-veen-amsterdam-art-fair

Curator Natal Vallve voegt toe: "De beurs heeft meer te bieden, onder andere live performance kunst door Henk Veen - beroemd Amsterdamse kunstenaar. Henk is ook een van de juryleden van de 'AIAF Best Artist' prijs. Henk zal de awards beoordelen samen met een aantal andere leden bestaande uit galeriehouders, curators, kunsthandelaren, en bekroonde kunstenaars, zoals de Nederlandse beeldhouwer Ruurd Hallema, en Loes van Delft die onlangs heeft tentoongesteld naast Banksy, Ashwan, Blek Le Rat Ciro Schu, Ryca, etc. in de 3 Punts Galeria in Barcelona."

De toegang tot de beurs is gratis op zaterdag 29 augustus van 11.00 uur tot 17.00 uur, met de AIAF Awards om 16.00 uur. Op vrijdag 28 augustus 2015 is de Private View en Champagne receptie voor genodigden of € 10 euro voor een kaartje, en geeft tevens toegang tot het netwerk after-party.

Een fantastisch evenement in de prachtige Beurs van Berlage in het hart van de stad Amsterdam, dat je moet bezoeken! 

www.amsterdamartfair.com

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TICKETS: www.amsterdamartfair.com/tickets

DATUM & TIJDEN:

Vrijdag 28 augustus 2015: VIP Private View and Vernissage € 10 EUR: 18.00pm - 21.00pm 
Zaterdag 29 augustus 2015: Gratis entree openingstijden van 11.00 uur tot 17.00 uur graag online voorboeken of loop binnen!

Tickets are available here.

AWARD CEREMONIE:

Op zaterdag is om 16.00 uur de AIAF Awards Ceremony waarbij bezoekers ook een kunstwerk kunnen winnen door middel van een € 1 Euro lootje te kopen om mee te doen aan de loterij. Alle opbrengsten gaat naar het goede doel van GAA - weeshuizen in Nepal en Afrika. 

CONTACT:

info@amsterdamartfair.com

Tel. +44(0)7825443925

Amsterdam International Art Fair hits over 3000 Facebook event visitors in record breaking time

 

Amsterdam Int’l Art Fair 28-29 August is the international art fair in the Dutch city that brings over 150 exhibitors from around the globe for Amsterdam to enjoy! Attracting art galleries, cultural institutions, art critics and collectors. Offering over 3,000 art pieces on display for exhibition and sale, this is a prime opportunity to immerse oneself into a rich collection of global art either as investor, dealer or purchaser.

A rich and wonderful mix of talented artists presented by international galleries from over 30 countries that will be filling the prime located Beurs van Berlage –Amsterdam with an incredible display of art.

Facebook event hits over 3000 visitors in record breaking time! This is the Art Show of the Year in the Netherlands! Facebook event.

Fri 28th Aug 2015: VIP Private View and Vernissage € 10 EUR: 18.00pm – 21.00pm prebook

Sat 29th Aug 2015: Free entry 11.00am – 17.00pm prebook (Global Art Awards Ceremony at 16.00pm)

TO EXHIBIT please go to: http://www.amsterdamartfair.com/applications-guidelines/


Amsterdam International Art Fair Press Release I - English version

Amsterdam International Art Fair 28-29 August 2015 at the Beurs van Berlage.

The picture-perfect city of Amsterdam is playing host to talent from all around the world when it stages the first Amsterdam International Art Fair from 28th to 29th August 2015 at the stunning Beurs van Berlage. 

Amsterdam Int'l Art Fair is the international art fair in the Dutch city that brings over 40 galleries from around the globe for Amsterdam to enjoy! Attracting art galleries, cultural institutions, art critics and collectors. Offering over 3,000 art pieces on display for exhibition and sale, this is a prime opportunity to immerse oneself into a rich collection of global art either as admirer or as purchaser. 

A rich and wonderful mix of talented artists presented by international galleries from over 30 countries that will be filling the prime located Beurs van Berlage – Amsterdam with an incredible display of art.

Presenting a diverse line-up of around 40 galleries from the Netherlands and around the world, across three concepts: Contemporary, Modern, and the devoted of Urban & Graffiti arts in two programmes; CONTEMPORARY PROGRAMME: exhibition dedicated to contemporary art galleries established for at least two years. And ARTSPACE PROGRAMME: curated section featuring international emergent and established artists.

Mr Brainwash

Mr Brainwash

"This is the first time that Amsterdam hosts an Art Fair of this kind..." says Curator Joelle Dinnage. "It is not only focused on the Modern and Contemporary art, but we like to bring attention to the Urban Art, Graffiti and Street Art." She continues... "At the Tokyo International Art Fair we managed to succeed in this concept. Galleries that have the works on show by Banksy, Mr Brainwash, Shane Bowden, and many other big names. It makes the vibe of the art fair really dynamic, and is much more accessible to enchant the aspiring collector."

Loes van Delft

Loes van Delft

Curator Natal Vallve adds "The Amsterdam Int'l Art Fair also has live performance art by Henk Veen who is one of Amsterdam's famous artists and he is also one of the guest judges of the AIAF prize for "Best Artist". Henk will be judging the awards together with a panel of gallery owners, curators, art dealers, and award-winning artists such as famous Dutch Sculptor Ruurd Hallema, and Loes van Delft who's work is also very urban. Loes recently exhibited alongside Banksy, Ashwan, Blek Le Rat, Ciro Schu, Ryca, and many others at the 3 Punts Galeria in Barcelona."    

Access to the fair is free on Saturday 29th August from 11.00 till 17.00pm with the AIAF Awards at 16.00pm. On Friday 28th August 2015 is the Private View and Champagne Reception for invitees or €10 Euro a ticket, and also gives access to the Network after-party.

A fantastic event at the beautiful Beurs van Berlage in the heart of the vibrant city of Amsterdam.

www.amsterdamartfair.com

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TICKETS: www.amsterdamartfair.com/tickets

DATES & TIMES:

Fri 28th Aug 2015: VIP Private View and Vernissage € 10 EUR: 18.00pm - 21.00pm 
Sat 29th Aug 2015: Free entry 11.00am - 17.00pm prebook (AIAF Awards Ceremony at 16.00pm)

Tickets are available here.

CONTACT:

info@amsterdamartfair.com

Tel. +44(0)7825443925