Pau came to visit Skount and wanted to paint. We’ve been familiarizing ourselves with her works for a while now. This was a match. It was the first painting in 2014, it was March, rainy and cold. Pau concentrated on depicting the German Goddess Frea and Skount – on the Nordic god of the Tree of Knowledge. The names of the kids are weaved into the hair of Frea, who looks more like Khadisja with her henna tattoos.
ZAS came to us through Stinkfish connection. Very young, very strong, very focused and precise, the artist created an amazing body of work: classic graffiti letters mixed with incredible skills of photo-realistic character painting. The 3 dogs are not visible immediately. This creates an element of surprise and brings on a smile.
OLD-FASHIONED WEATHER HOUSE
Bart found us in the newspaper. He was not only an old resident of Slotermeer but also a muralist, a painter specializing in 3D murals, but on the INSIDE. Idea was great, for it allowed us to not only look back on time but also talk to the visitors about Dutch favourite past time: weather watching. From old-fashioned barometer to accuweather.com.
“You say that people criticize you for only concentrating on muralism, now you can tell them that you have graffiti”. We were puzzled as the painting presented to us nothing but abstract. “look closer, do you see ZAS”? And yes, suddenly, as if my magic the letters started coming to live.
Free lunch under the pillars of Sloterdijk Bridge. SAMA took 120 residents 'from across the road' and introduced them to their 'neighbours' from the 'business hood'.
We had live music, break dancing, painting, drumming and a lot of fun talking, getting to know each other.
Participating in City Programs is crucial to local initiatives like ours.
Staalman park is a new territory for SAMA, and of course as soon as we saw the Bear it was clear that the only legacy artist that could pull off this job was the famous duo from Amserdam. The charm, the engagement and the cheerful colours are the result.
The art work was part of the (con)temporary lifestyles: fashion event. We are very proud to have this rare talent in our collection.
Minivila is a composer, song writer, costumer and fashion design, and a kick-ass illustrator.
When we saw that famous brothers were leaving their stencils around the city, we contacted the organizers. Two days later, September 11th to be precise, the duo arrived at a spot and left us a beautiful surprise. The artists wanted to talk about the freedom of wearing headscarf and a current case of Iranian lady due to be executed for watching volleyball on tv.
TEAR US APART
“I put the life of the characters together and separated by the objects, each one represents something in their relationship”
“Or Dutch Hummingbird or Flower Kisser whatever you prefer :)
I paint the hummingbird because as a hummingbird gathers nectar it also pollinates flowers so as it nourishes itself it also nourishes others and spreads life.”
The painting was made for the different wall and with APC crew from Colombia. However the festival did not get the funding at the last minute. We were almost ready to give up when a sponsor stood out “I love the work, can you make it happen?”. We had a new wall in a matter of weeks and the tickets booked for Pez Pescao, who was conveniently opening his “15 years with friends” in London. It made sense to engage the local artist who also is known for his photorealistic free-hand style. We invited Danny Recal. “I would be honoured to work with Pez”. Result is a classic with a twist. There are 3 secrets within the painting and the locals absolutely love it.
Amsterdam Republic was always about Trade and Entrepreneurship. The average tourist's journey starts and ends at Central Station. Sometimes, it extends to Zaanse Molen, Volenda, Edam and Marken.
But not many people know about the areas outside of the centre, that have equally exciting experience to offer, local guides and reasonably priced souvenirs.
We are still working on bringing ARTCHES to live in 2015.
The latest project in our museum started in 2014 and will continue throughout Jan-Mar 2015. So keep watching! :)
4 seasons by Gola Hundun with assistance from Metin Bagirgan..
Editor — Anna Stolyarova, Curator Street Art Museum Amsterdam
Video — Danny le Bruin, Art Student
Photography — Stephanie van Loonen, Art Student
Photography — Anna Stolyarova, curator
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Video — Julien Vannucchi, Method Video Productions
Video Edit — Julien Vannucchi, Method Video Productions