The work of Amsterdam based visual artist Martijn Sandberg, constantly explores border areas, such as the tension between text and image, legibility and illegibility, the private and the public domain. “I make Image Messages, image is message is image.” The image hides the message. In the cut paintings „Sorry No Image Yet‟ and „Too Busy To Paint‟ there is a subtle play between the language of the image and the significance of the image, and this gives rise to questions.
Here, the lack of image seems to be elevated to an image by the artist. The direct relationship between the image, the material bearing the image and the environment is also expressed in his site-specific works in public space and architecture. As in „If These Walls Could Speak‟ that can be viewed in the lifts at the OBA Public Library Amsterdam, and the artwork „I Will Survive' located at the border of a burial ground in Hardenberg, The Netherlands. In 2010 „My Last Penny‟ by Martijn Sandberg is released as jaarpenning/ art medal 2010, issued by the Vereniging voor Penningkunst/ Dutch Art Medal Society in a multiple edition of 450 pieces.
Fatti Burke is an award winning children's book illustrator from Ireland, currently living in Amsterdam. She has been working as a freelance illustrator since 2013 in the editorial, publishing and advertising fields. Her work revolves around the things she loves – food, home, memes, animals and tradition.
Her first three books that she created with her father, Irelandopedia (2015), Historopedia (2016) and Foclóiropedia (2017), were bestsellers in Ireland. She is currently working on upcoming non-fiction children's books with Penguin Random House, Bloomsbury, Gill Books and Nosy Crow.
Represented by Art Associates Amsterdam
Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to become an illustrator. The first time my parents asked what I wanted to be when I grew up I said; 'tekenares' (this is the Dutch word for a draughtswoman).
I wasn't familiar with the term illustrator yet, but I was sure that's what I wanted to be.
Now, twenty years later, I'm working as a freelance illustrator based in Amsterdam. I've been living here for over 5 years, and I'm still in love with the city.
Chinese visual artist and photographer, whose works often speak of personal and collective memory, cultural identity, symbols and language.
Currently based between Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Shanghai, China.