The Public House of Art


The Public House of Art
39 Nieuwe Speigelstraat
North Holland 1017DC Amsterdam
Netherlands
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ABOUT

We believe art is for all.
To adorn the walls of castles
and bedsits. To disrupt not bankrupt.
To move, to shock, to offend
or go fabulously with your sofa.
to love, to covet, to own, to collect,
to carry home and put in the living room.

This is not a gallery.
This is the Public House of Art.


Exhibiting Artists

  • Paolo Angelucci  (+)

    Biography : Paolo Angelucci (1978) is an emerging Italian artist from the seaside city of Pescara working in the art of polaroids, but with an unexpected twist. Nicknamed the ‘Instant fine-art Photographer’, Angelucci’s work is anything but instant as he patiently manipulates and lifts polaroid colour emulsions from their base to create works that seem so delicate and fragile they may fall apart with a strong blow of air. But nevertheless his artwork, framed and secure, can stand the test of time better than any Instagram photo in the digital realm. For The Public House of Art Angelucci has focused on myths surrounding hoofed animals, specifically the deer and the donkey, each with it's own twist on what is considered devilish behaviour. Angelucci’s works have been exhibited internationally between many cities in Italy, New York, Los Angeles, and now Amsterdam.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Paolo Angelucci - Hubertus (Deer with Palms).

      Hubertus (Deer with Palms).

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  • Mariska Karto  (+)

    Biography : Mariska Karto is a fine art photographer born in Suriname and raised in the Netherlands. The breadth of her oeuvre is a masterful homage to Classicism in art history. Her multidisciplinary skill as a figurative sketcher draws a connection to the meditative practises of Renaissance draughtsmen like Leonardo, and her knowledge of fabrics as a textile artist is comparable to the dexterity of Ingres and Titian. However it is Karto’s mastery of contemporary photography that leads viewers to witness realistic images compelled by classical tradition. For The Public House of Art, Karto has created a tensely, seductive and dramatic two-part series. Her sensual portraits depict the beauty of the female form; soft, glowing skin that venerates these women as cult icons. She conjures up an environment of lushly draped fabrics, fashioning an aura that is supple, but charged by a feminine mystique and strength. Mariska Karto’s Frescoes, such as ‘Cult of Consumption’, pinnacle her exhausting craft with each element individually photographed by the artist. It’s an eruption of artistic expression, echoed by a visual intensity that is fraught with chaos, melancholy, death, love, and sacrifice, taking over a year to develop. Karto utilises her art to illustrate the harsh realities that effect contemporary society. By placing the viewer outside the framework of her frescoes, a humanistic perspective is illuminated, and Karto incites a contemporary didacticism that’s impossible to ignore. Karto has impressed collectors and establishments around the world, and garnered a faithful following. Her wild success is consistently documented by prize competitions across the globe; most recently she was awarded First Prize Gold Award at the Prix De La Photographie De Paris in 2016.

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  • Andrey Kezzyn  (+)

    Biography : Andrey Kezzyn is a completely self-taught, fine art photographer based in Berlin, Germany. With more than ten years of experience under his studded belt, this photography-badass has tactfully employed elements of theatricality throughout his oeuvre. Having devoted the last four years of his career to stage photography, Kezzyn’s discipline has enabled him to master the genre. His compositions are intricately bound to narrative, illustrating his incomparable dominance over the medium. In St. Petersbug, Kezzyn runs the International Photo Club SUSHKA, an institution that organises and hosts events in more than 100 cities all over the world. In 2015 Kezzyn became a member of the Federation of European Photographers (FEP). Kezzyn has had personal exhibitions in St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Samara and Prague. His pictures are now in private and public institution collections throughout Russia, France, Chile, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic and the United States.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Andrey Kezzyn - Klimt of the Streets

      Klimt of the Streets

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  • Valay Shende

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  • Barbara van den Berg  (+)

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Barbara van den Berg  - Baby Donald

      Baby Donald

    •  Barbara van den Berg  - Lil' Kim

      Lil' Kim

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  • Irene Wijnmaalen  (+)

    Biography : Irene Wijnmaalen is a fine art photographer regarded for the contemporary subtlety she stoically imbues to each artwork. For her collaboration with The Public House of Art, Wijnmaalen has created a complementary selection of richly historicised photographs. Fascinated by the Golden Age era of portraiture, she has used this aesthetic to express the dichotomy of purity and corruption behind female portraiture. Though the works’ chromatic filters rest on opposite ends of the spectrum, each young woman engages with the same narrative, and it’s no Jekyll and Hyde tale. Her coloured photographs depict young women in real life with sophisticated, contemporary details; however, it is through keen observation that sometimes the wolf is dressed in sheep’s clothing. She far from demonises her sitters, but rather situates them as still travelers amidst a “break”. Whether they’re running away from something or chasing something, everyone has a struggle in life. Her black and white portraits are afflicted with hypnotic emotion, suggesting that grey areas bleed over into plainly deciding what is right and what is wrong. Transfixed in longing, viewers are intimately perplexed by their choices, lies, regrets, something deeper?

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Irene Wijnmaalen - Princess of Darkness

      Princess of Darkness

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Other Represented Artists

Klimt of the Streets -  Andrey Kezzyn

Andrey Kezzyn Klimt of the Streets

Lovers stand on the edge of the sofa, protected in a golden blanket that draws them close. However this is a gilded reality, and for a fleeting moment they are detached from the world. Soon they will step off the sofa and join in the mundane routine of day to day life. Surrounding figures are trapped in the repeating and trivial circles of their existence; some grouped accidentally and others captivated by transmitting devices. The enveloping stimuli is temporal decoration. Whether you're rich or poor, clever or stupid, beautiful or ugly; one day you'll get your moment of eternity, but if you’re too wrapped up in the insignificant, you might miss it completely.

Lil' Kim -  Barbara van den Berg

Barbara van den Berg Lil' Kim

Hubertus (Deer with Palms).  - Paolo Angelucci

Paolo Angelucci Hubertus (Deer with Palms).

Original Artwork.
Medium: Polaroid Emulsions.

Saint Hubertus, the patron saint of hunters, began life as a nobleman addicted to the chase. On one Good Friday morning, when chasing a magnificent Stag, it turned around to face him and with a cross between it's antlers projected a vision that compelled Hubertus to turn to religion. Angelucci's Stag on the other hand compells us to reach towards the beaches. Why not have a beautiful creature such as this lead you to your temptations?

Baby Donald -  Barbara van den Berg

Barbara van den Berg Baby Donald

From the series 'Cry if you Want to'.

Donald J. Trump. A man simply misunderstood or a dictator in the making? Looking at this image you'd guess he was never truly young, but Donald like everyone else started with naive eyes set to the world. Barbara's inspiration for this series comes from the kitsch and mass produced prints of the painting 'The Crying Boy' by Giovani Bragolin, known to have become rich off of the sad image, Bragolin's connection brings this work even deeper into the realm of pop-culture.

Princess of Darkness -  Irene Wijnmaalen

Irene Wijnmaalen Princess of Darkness

Irene Wijnmaalen’s innocently composed photograph is deceptively charming in its likeness to Dutch master portraiture. The artist ignites a mysterious narrative through seductive details, enchanting viewers in an enigmatic visual dialogue.

Irene Wijnmaalen’s innocently composed photograph is deceptively charming in its likeness to Dutch master portraiture. The artist ignites a mysterious narrative through seductive details, enchanting viewers in an enigmatic visual dialogue.