Posts Tagged ‘Amsterdam’

Artist of the moment…….Street Artist Alaniz


Alaniz is a fantastic street artist from Argentina. Alaniz works with the face and figure. Alaniz was born in the Andes mountains of Argentina.

The artist is now based out of Berlin, Germany.

He began by making small paste ups but now makes very large murals using a mix of rollers and brushes.

In this clip we view Alaniz at work on a piece for the Street Art Museum located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Artist of the moment…….Nicolaas Warb


Nicolaas Warb, also known as the Dutch artist Sophie Elisabeth Warburg, was an abstract painter and sculptor. Sophie Warburg was born in the year 1906.

The artist attended the Amsterdam Art Academy. She also studied on her own after moving to Paris, France in the late 1920s.

Nicolaas Warb vanished in 1957.

Price range information: The artist worked in oils, watercolors,  gouache, and sculpture with prices range from $3,000 to $40,000.

What an interesting story this artist had? Her abstract works remind me of another artist who moved to Paris to live, Shirley Jaffe. Both artists use innovative shapes and their compositions showed wonderful flowing lines.



Artist of the moment…….Geni Peter

Geni Peter was a Dutch painter born in Basel, Switzerland in the year 1908. Peter worked as an abstract painting using basic geometric shapes and circles in most works. The artist also enjoyed working with complimentary colors. In addition to his abstract body of work, Geni Peter also produced still life paintings with a recurring subject being floral paintings.

For his artistic education the artist studied in Amsterdam, Netherlands where he became a painter of recognition.

Geni Peter passed away in 1969.

Price range information: Peter produced a large number of drawings, oil paintings, and lithographs. Price range from $1,000 to $5,000.

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I really enjoy the wonderful use of color and circles used by the artist. Many of his floral compositions are similar in style to the floral works of the French Expressionist painter Bernard Buffet. Below are some examples of Buffet’s type of floral works.


Artist of the moment…..Amsterdam Street Artist Fake

Fake is a street artist from Amsterdam, the Netherlands born in 1980. Fake works in prints and stencil work on walls. The artist has been using street art to bring humor to people’s lifes. He grew up in Lelystad,  the Netherlands.

Started to tag at age fourteen.

Fake is a self taught artist.

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Has been in art shows in Europe, Iran, and the United States.

Here we view a time lapse of FAKE working on a stencil titled “Doggystye.”

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In this clip we view another great stencil by FAKE. What a funny street artist!


Artist of the moment….Cesar Domela

Cesar Domela was a fantastic Dutch artist born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in the year 1900. Domela was self taught as an artist. As a beginning artist he often times painted landscapes that reduced all elements to basic geometric shapes. In the early 1920s Domela made his first work that was devoid of a subject.

Part of the De Stijl movement, he was the youngest member. Mondrian is probably the most renown from this movement. Not only did his work lack a subject, he also began to use items like metal to make his work more three dimensional. The artist produced many relief works over his lifetime. His father was  religious leader and politician.

In this clip we take a closer look at a landscape painted by Cesar Domela in the year 1922. This is a great example of the path into abstraction his art was taking. A great mix of shapes, including organic shapes like the trees and leaves, and houses rendered as very simple box shapes:

And below a great montage of works by Cesar Domela:

Cesar Domela passed away in 1992 at the age of 92 years old.

price range information: Domela worked in many mediums including gouache, oils, and many mixed media relief works.  Serigraphs can be found for $3,000 and originals command prices as high as $550,000.


Artist of the moment……Street artist Max Zorn

Max Zorn is street artist from Amsterdam, Netherlands  that uses packaging tape to make his incredible art. If you are visiting Amsterdam you may see some works of Zorn in the Dampkring and other well visited locales. The artist began to use tape as a friend of his was in the field of designing cars, this was done quickly and effectively by using tape to make a general outline of their idea.

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The brilliance of the light as it shines thru his work is tempered by how many layers of tape the artist includes. Zorn thought the lights of Amsterdam with their golden hue would be perfect for his tape art.

In this clip we view the Max Zorn at work via time lapse photography:

In this clip a detailed interview with Max Zorn talking about his artwork:

A link to the website of Max Zorn:

What a great use of tape!


Art World News….A new Vincent Van Gogh painting is revealed


This painting is titled “Summer at Montmajor.” Van Gogh painted the work in 1888.  The museum told the owners that it wasn’t a van gogh when asked in 1991. Further analysis of paint pigment and how it aged made them change their mind. Van Gogh painted this work around the same time he painted the ” sunflowers” picture.

The work will be shown at the Vincent Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Having been there two times if you only have one day in Amsterdam, visit the Van Gogh Museum!

A brief clip on the find and an unveiling of the painting:


Artist of the moment……Parra

Parra was born in 1976. . His work is best described as a modern Warhol style that includes bright colors and an acrylic palette. The artist is known for  working as a graphics designer but when it comes to lettering he prefers to draw his own letters freehand.

Has done works with the KidRobot company. This place is very unique retail store, art is everywhere but at a huge cost. For instance a piece done of Charley Brown can easily set you back $7,000. An example of this sculpture made out of vinyl is in the gallery.

The artist uses a variety of mediums and produces drawings and animation, paintings, and sculpture.

Here is a t-shirt design by the artist and apparel company Stussy.

Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Founder of clothing company Rockwell.

Price range information: Acrylics originals range $4,000 to $10,000.

A link to Parra’s website here:

A great story about Amsterdam is that young children scour the streets to find and tear down posters made by the artist!

Parra is quite a commercial artist success story. He now only takes selective jobs but prefers to work on smaller assignments such as posters for local groups.

Parra is also part of an electronic band named “LeLe.”

Here is a link to wonderful article with a journalist that visited the Amsterdam studio of Parra. You can catch a glimpse of his workign style and his use of typography.

In this clip we visit the artist taking his dog for a walk! The piece reminded me of the dvd out on Rex Ray. Its fun to hang out with artists  and just experience them as people.

Its great to see Parra in his Amsterdam studio and the viewer can see many ink pen drawings and also the clutter of a person always thinking.

Parra should give anyone inspiration that wants to be successful as an artist. He is a great business person up there with the likes of Warhol for all of his different ventures. From art, to clothing, to his own musical band Parra keeps us all in suspense of what he will tackle next!