aqua - art miami
Exhibitor listing
Après Ski - Marjolijn Mandersloot
Arctic Charade White - Preta Wolzak
Squirrel - Natasja van der Meer
Simon - Jasmijn Muskens
Beetle - Natasja van der Meer
Birds I - Monique Eller
Okavango - Catherine Nelson
Cala - Catherine Nelson
Dozy - Marjolijn Mandersloot
Taste Sweet - Monique Eller
Birds II - Monique Eller
Arctic Charade Balance - Preta Wolzak
Henri - Jasmijn Muskens
Bee - Natasja van der Meer
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Contemporary art, photography, fashion & design

Artists Exhibited at the show:

  • Monique Eller

    Monique Eller

    Monique Eller - Taste Sweet
    Taste Sweet
    Monique Eller - Birds II
    Birds II
    Monique Eller - Birds I
    Birds I
  • Bas Kosters

    Bas Kosters
  • Marjolijn Mandersloot

    Marjolijn Mandersloot

    Marjolijn Mandersloot - Après Ski
    Après Ski
    Marjolijn Mandersloot - Dozy
    Dozy
  • Jasmijn Muskens

    Jasmijn Muskens

    Jasmijn Muskens - Henri
    Henri
    Jasmijn Muskens - Simon
    Simon
  • Catherine Nelson

    Catherine Nelson

    Catherine Nelson - Okavango
    Okavango
    Catherine Nelson - Cala
    Cala
    Biography : Catherine Nelson is an Australian artist, living in Belgium and the Netherlands, who uses digital technology as her paintbrush creating landscape ‘paintings’ and animations. After completing her art education in painting at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney Catherine quickly moved into the world of film and television. She created visual effects for films such as Moulin Rouge, Harry Potter, 300 and Australia. Her job as a visual effects artist has taken her around the world having lived in Milan, London, Rome, Reykjavik, Bratislava, Brussels and Australia. In 2008 she started her own art studio in Gent and Amsterdam and has since dedicated her time fully to creating her own art. When I embraced the medium of photography, I felt that taking a picture that represented only what was within the frame of the lens wasn't expressing my personal and inner experience of the world around me. With the eye and training of a painter and with years of experience in film visual effects behind me, I began to take my photos to another level. In 2010 she launched her series ‘Future Memories’ followed by ‘Nuit Americaine’ (2011), ‘Danube’ (2012) and ‘Other Worlds’ (2013) This work was exhibited in Australia, Europe, America and Asia. Her next series ‘Expedition’ (2014) took a more personal, nostalgic turn focusing on her childhood growing up in Sydney and is about memory and the way memory distorts. For the following 3 series, she has taken her camera underwater creating three new bodies of work: Origins (2014) , Unstill Life (2015) and Submerged (2015) Lately, her attention has moved back to animation. In 2016 she created Supernova which is sourced from the living plant collection of the Belgian National Botanical Gardens with a focus on rare and endangered plants.
  • Natasja van der Meer

    Natasja van der Meer

    Natasja van der Meer - Bee
    Bee
    Natasja van der Meer - Beetle
    Beetle
    Natasja van der Meer - Squirrel
    Squirrel
    Biography : Natasja van der Meer (1969) studied sculptural art at the Nieuwe Akademie in Utrecht. She likes to use different kinds of material, to express her vision on modern life. In her work, Van der Meer regularly incorporates existing objects to create iconic images, often with a sense of humour. A reoccurring theme in her work is childhood and parenthood. Van der Meer’s interest in the curiosity and innocence of children and the way they experience this weird and wonderful world, has a considerable influence on her working process. Working on tiny details in life inspire Van der Meer to make a sculpture. In order to express her ideas, the artist works with scale: Van der Meer’s sculptures are often a scaled version of existing, smaller objects. The adjustment of the size of these objects often evokes a sense of alienation and confusion. Recently Van der Meer started to use beads as three dimensional pixels to create hanging sculptures. With admirable precision she puts all elements together to create a clear recognisable image. Through the use of different techniques, the artist ensures that no discrepancy arises between the object and the final enlarged artwork. Keywords are simplicity and clarity, and no unnecessary details are added to the artwork. This simplicity and unambiguous expression make the works of Van der Meer not only accessible, but contribute to the experience of aesthetic enjoyment of her art. Her work has been shown at multiple exhibitions a.o. at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag in The Hague and Singer Museum in Laren and is included in several collections such as the Heineken Collection Foundation and Collection De Heus.
  • Preta Wolzak

    Preta Wolzak

    Preta Wolzak - Arctic Charade White
    Arctic Charade White
    Preta Wolzak - Arctic Charade Balance
    Arctic Charade Balance
    Biography : Preta Wolzak studied Monumental Design at the Gerrit Rietveldacademie from 1986-1991. Since then she has worked in commission in applied arts: she made illustrations for book covers, she designed and made furniture, designed exhibitions, designed interiors for private people and companies. Since 2008 she has made jewellery under the name Fortblink, and in 2013 she opened her creative store Old Fort On Dun on Oudeschans in Amsterdam. In recent years, she has exhibited twice at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and her work has been included in various art fairs such as This Art Fair at the Beurs van Berlage in 2015. This year her work is represented at several Art fairs . Kunstrai Amsterdam , Scope Art Basel, AAF Hampstead, Art Southampton, AAF New York.

Other Artists represented by the Gallery:

  • Anthon Beeke

    Anthon Beeke



  • Bruno Bisang

    Bruno Bisang



  • Ernst Coppejans

    Ernst Coppejans

    Biography : After a career in product design and styling Ernst Coppejans graduated from the Photoacademy Amsterdam and has been working as a freelance photographer ever since. In adition to commissioned, editorial and commercial projects, he is always working on his own concepts and projects. Through his work Ernst loves to tell stories, stories that he thinks need to be told. The people, the lives they live and the choices they make, fascinate him. His concepts emerge from his own experiences and curiosity about the lives of extraordinary people. Ernst Coppejans has won many photography prices, such as Zilveren Camera Award 2014 in the category portrait series and the SO2014.

  • Eline de Jonge

    Eline de Jonge



  • Sebiha Demir

    Sebiha Demir

    Biography : Sebiha Demir (1978) graduated from the Aki-Artez Academy for Art & Design. The works of Demir are inspired by the increasing threat of human behaviour to exotic animals and their ambiguous relationship. In her works, Demir expresses this ambiguity not only through the manner that she presents the animals, but also through the use of materials. The relaxed or playful postures and glowing, almost fuzzy, surfaces of the gorillas, panthers and bears, give them a pet-like quality. Only when you approach the sculptures, you experience that appearances are deceptive and notice the rough .22 bullet-sleeves that Demire uses for her works. Sebiha Demir is one of the emerging artists that Rademakers Gallery represents.

  • Ger Doornink

    Ger Doornink



  • Stefan Gross

    Stefan Gross

    Biography : Stefan Gross, born in Bendorf Germany, apprenticed as a practitioner of stained glass manufacture. During his apprenticeship he was surrounded by coloured glass and learned to think in color. In 1988 he became a master of the practice and also concluded it by taking up studies of painting at art school HBK Saar, Saarbrücken. After his studies which he completed cum laude, he moved to the Netherlands. Here he lives and works, always seeking to develop new painting techniques. In ca. 2006 he developed a material of his own he now predominantly uses: “oil plastic”. It results from dyeing an industrial plastic with classic oil paints. It is surface and paint in one and enables Stefan Gross to extend the painted surface three-dimensionally. “Oil plastic” is translucent and behaves, at a relatively low temperature, like glass. In his work, Stefan Gross depicts, in a colorful way, the fall of a society based on growth. “The world is a serious place these days. This is a problem I address in my work.” He shows the beauty and potential of industrial production in a look back on the times in which we now live.

  • Carli Hermès

    Carli Hermès

    Biography : Carli Hermès (1963) studied photography at the Royal Academy for Visual Arts in The Hague and the Bournemouth School of Art in England. He achieved international fame with his advertising photography for brands like Martini, Philips, Nike, Suit Supply and KLM. Hermès has also made photo reports for leading international fashion magazines and portrays (international) celebrities. Water, fire, stylish interiors and desert landscapes form surreal settings in which dreams appear to come true. The desire to be able to fly, and thus defy gravity, is a recurring theme in Carli Hermès’s images. With bold shapes, colours and human expression he tells a story of and about people. Eroticism and an alienating reality play an important role in his work. It is almost impossible to distinguish between the autonomous artist working independently and the photographer producing an advertising campaign for a client. They stem from each other and flow into one another. Carli Hermès shares this trait with contemporaries like Inez van Lamsweerde and Erwin Olaf. Carli Hermès’s work is acquired by and exhibited in several museums, including the Groninger Museum, the Kunsthal in Rotterdam and the CODA Museum in Apeldoorn.

  • Flokje van Lith

    Flokje van Lith

    Biography : Photographer Flokje van Lith (1969) studied photography at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Van Lith’s artworks are positioned in the median between painting and photography and portray children and young adults. Van Lith’s fine art portraits are contemporary artworks that have been edited with utmost care and precision, to create serene and paint-like images. This working process, that sometimes takes weeks or even months of decision making, consists not only of photography but also digital painting techniques. The final results, complex portraits of children and young adults, not only have a very aesthetic quality but also seem to tell the story of the subject. In 2011 Van Lith debuted with her first professional series of self-directed work; Eyes of Innocence, which was soon followed by the series Passage, Promise and her most recent series Nocturnal. A dark and undefined background and an air of resignation in the subjects of the works characterize the works in the Nocturnal series. The influences of the Flemish Primitives, which can be found in the serenity of the works, but also the personal experience of the artist, resonate from the artworks. Van Lith won several awards for her work, such as the International Photography Awards, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris (2nd place) and Kontinent Awards (3rd place). In addition, her works have been exhibited at photo festivals nationally and internationally, such as Photo Festival Naarden and Photoville, New York.

  • Jimmy Nelson

    Jimmy Nelson

    Biography : Jimmy Nelson (UK, 1967) started working as a photographer in 1987. Having spent 10 years at a Jesuit boarding school in the North of England, he set off on his own to traverse the length of Tibet on foot. The journey lasted a year and upon his return his unique visual diary, featuring revealing images of a previously inaccessible Tibet, was published to wide international acclaim. Soon after, he was commissioned to cover a variety of culturally newsworthy themes for many of the world leading publications ranging from the Russian involvement in Afghanistan and the ongoing strife between India and Pakistan in Kashmir to the beginning of the war in former Yugoslavia. In early 1994 he and his Dutch wife Ashkaine produced Literary Portraits of China, a 40 month project that took them to all the hidden corners of the newly opening People’s Republic. Upon its completion the images were exhibited in the People’s Palace on Tiananmen Square, Beijing, and then followed by a successful worldwide tour. From 1997 onwards, Jimmy began to successfully undertake commercial advertising assignments for many of the world’s leading brands whilst creating a family based in Amsterdam the Netherlands. At the same time he started accumulating images of remote and unique cultures photographed with a traditional 50-year-old plate camera and awards followed. International exhibitions and acclaim created the subsequent momentum and enthusiasm for the initiation of Before they Pass Away in 2010.

  • Luca Pignatelli

    Luca Pignatelli

    Biography : Luca Pignatelli was born in Milan on June 22nd 1962, in a house-cum- studio where his father Ercole worked as a painter and sculptor. During the 1980s his artistic ideas became more firmly entrenched as a result of attending courses held at the Faculty of Architecture which. Inspired by the concept of the sedimentary growth of history, Pignatelli believes that painting has a special relationship with time: the simultaneous presence of elements and forms attributed to different periods is not just imagined but is quite real and pervades his work. He decided to visit warehouses, storage areas, military depots and large building sites. He was fascinated by the mysteries concealed within the anonymous architecture of port cities, with their building sites and the movement of goods, but also the architecture of the Parthenon, Vignola, Leon Battista Alberti, Loos and Mies van der Rohe, and the architecture encountered during his travels to European cities. ​ As a painter capable of facing the challenge posed by large scale works, Pignatelli normally uses anomalous supports that have an innate pictorial quality such as tarpaulins, wood and iron, and assembled pieces of paper onto which he applies his repertoire of images; this ‘catalogue’ of disparate images includes mechanical devices, ships, planes, urban landscapes and objects that contain echoes of the ancient world such as the ruins of statues and finds. ​ Towards the mid 1990s he began using tarpaulins from goods trains that had travelled the railways of Europe; the tarpaulins were re-sewn or patched up, torn by the never-ending journeys, but they froze history within them, opening up ‘windows’ onto other journeys towards the world of art. His poetics includes photography as an rapid means of citing icons that once belonged to a golden past. The monumental sculptures of Roman emperors and the horse-drawn chariots, which are decontextualised and placed on canvases employing various techniques and solutions

  • Studio Job

    Studio Job

    Biography : Founded in 2000 by Nynke Tynagel and Job Smeets both graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven now based in Antwerp and Amsterdam. They redefine the applied arts for the contemporary age. Their collaboration has created highly expressive, mainly one-off or limited edition works, from the outset. Opulent, intricate and ironic, Studio Job combine an extraordinarily high level of craftsmanship with extreme ornamentation. They reference both the traditional and the topical, the organic and the artificial. Detailed Description :
    This narrative conveys a tension between the good and the bad exploring all facets of each. The Studio Job iconography is at once heraldic and cartoonlike, expressive and yet somehow primitive. Their style is placed within an enigmatic, intellectual framework by the number and complexity of symbols and signifiers it conveys. Studio Job’s work is widely collected both in the private and public sectors. Their designs have been shown in the important galleries, fairs and is added to more than 40 international museum collections. Their work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum London, FIAC, Cooper-Hewitt, Guggenheim, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, NRW Forum and several major Dutch museums including the Groninger Museum and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. There have been solo exhibitions in eg. New York, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Milan, Geneva, Miami, Shanghai and Basel. Although, by definition, their work has primarily been geared towards collectors and museums, Studio Job has also collaborated successfully with various likeminded brands such as Bisazza, Bulgari, Faena, Godiva, Gufram, Land Rover, Lensvelt, L’Oréal, Maharam, Moooi, NLXL, Nodus, Rizzoli, Royal PostNL, Royal Tichelaar Makkum, Swarovski, Venini, Viktor & Rolf and Vlisco.
  • Evert Thielen

    Evert Thielen



  • Dagmar van Weeghel

    Dagmar van Weeghel

    Biography : Dagmar van Weeghel studied Film & Photography in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. She graduated from the Film Academy in 1998 and worked as a TV & Film professional. After some years, she moved to Africa and lived in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Botswana, Uganda, and South Africa, amongst other African countries where she spent 14 years working on film projects with local communities. Having experienced a large part of the continent, from its wild natural places to the beautiful people, and working with local children on film projects, she moved back to Europe and on to photography as her main tool for storytelling. The recurrent theme in her current artistic work is about her interest in African history, heritage, the diaspora, identity issues and the relationship between Africans and the rest of the world. On a regular basis, she witnessed the treatment of her African husband in Europe as the ‘Other’, In the years that she lived and worked in Africa, she encountered richness and diversity. Now, she returns to that knowledge of the traditions and events in history to present the unknown, the beauty and strength from the continent & people. While her work may appear as just exotic because of the aesthetics, the purpose is much more about the context from which they are created. Most of these works are exploring the challenges of being the 'other' outside of Africa in past & present. These stories, she feels, are important and are worth telling, from human to human and provide the opportunity for dialogue.

  • Wieland Vogel

    Wieland Vogel



  • Maarten Vrolijk

    Maarten Vrolijk

    Biography : For over 25 years, Maarten Vrolijk, (1966, Oss, The Netherlands) has been one of the internationally successful artist who make do without an extroverted distancing effect in their creative work. The Amsterdam-based artist and designer considers it important to elaborate on the simple, unequivocal nature of a product. His art language is so unusual because it consciously plays with shapes, colours and materials in an uncontrived way.; they should also make people’s everyday lives that bit more beautiful through the many little details that evoke the unexpected. Many of his works has been collected and exhibited in several renowned international museums including the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Groninger Museum.

GALLERY INFORMATION

Founded in   2007
 
Anouk Woortmann   
Maarten de Vries   
Pien Rademakers    Director
 
Rademakers Gallery is a contemporary gallery, based in Amsterdam, that presents artworks by emerging and renowned artists at the interface of art, photography, fashion and design, such as Adi Da Samraj, Annelies Damen, Anthon Beeke, Bruno Bisang, Carli Hermès, Cathalijn Wouters, Dagmar van Weeghel, Jimmy Nelson, Flokje van Lith, Hendrik Kerstens, Iris van Herpen, Natasja van der Meer, Sebiha Demir, Studio Job, Zuijderwijk Vergouwe.