Hi I’m Luca. I live and work in Amsterdam, from a small atelier full of colors in an old naval warehouse. During my days I draw space rockets, fantastic creatures, imaginary characters and fast cars, turning them into toys.
I’m Jose, a Venezuelan Dreamer, Art director and Photographer based in Amsterdam. Having latin blood with a global soul has helped me to do great work for nice agencies and amazing people in 5 different countries so far. I've worked for brands such as Toyota, PlayStation, Magnum, Pampers, Qatar Airways, and Deutsche Telekom among others. In my photography I explore the everyday life, gender, environmental issues, and sexuality.
I’m a crazy curious person, I experienced a lot of things in life from how is the everyday in a circus to being backstage documenting Sex work. I find fascinating people’s behavior always up to meet different characters, and have been doing it all around the globe.
I love getting my hands dirty with the craft of ideas in every way, I have a graphic design background, I've been taking photographs for the past 5 years and I'm working in my first short film “THE SHOW MUST GO ON” now.
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.