Amsterdam International Art Fair Review

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 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: 

  • 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.

  • 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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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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