• Ver van Dam | Portfolio

    Ver van Dam | Portfolio

    Vera van Dam (b. 1989) is an Amsterdam-based photographer. Her work is a byproduct of her life experiences and operates in a space between dream and reality. Here, her emotions, thoughts, and memories come together in a poetic and graphical way. Her work resonates with soft and sensual esthetics and it's drawn to unique compositions.
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  • 6 Most Influential Minimalist Artists

    6 Most Influential Minimalist Artists

    Minimalist art began as a post-World War Two movement in American visual arts during the 1960s and 1970s. Thought to be a direct response to the styles of Abstract Expressionism and Modernism, Minimalism embraced geometric forms, neutral surfaces, and industrial materials over loud and chaotic artworks. As Minimalism appeared to deny such vivid expression, the artworks that were made deliberately...
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  • Sergi Comellas | Portfolio

    Sergi Comellas | Portfolio

    Sergi Comellas is a Barcelona-based interior designer who he came to this area by instinct. Always in search of a singular project where he can capture his personal vision, in 2005 he opened his own studio in society and since then, his work focuses primarily on the development of private residential projects and professional spaces.
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  • Thirza Schaap | New Work

    Thirza Schaap | New Work

    Plastic Ocean by Thirza Schaap is an ongoing project dedicated to creating awareness about climate change and enforcing sustainable development. Schaap works with plastic waste she finds on the beach in Cape Town. The artist collects plastic bottles, packaging, threads, straws among other harmful plastic particles.
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  • Lilian Bassman: Portfolio

    Lilian Bassman: Portfolio

    Lilian Bassman (1917-2012) was an American photographer and painter. Bassman's photography is notable for her unusual printing techniques and innovative graphic effects. She worked as an art-director at Harper's Bazaar in the late 40s and helped to establish photographers such as Richard Avedon and Robert Frank.
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  • Summer Blues: exhibitions to visit

    Summer Blues: exhibitions to visit

    While still enjoying the season of gardens and open air events, don't forget about these inspiring exhibitions in culture capitals around the world. Rijksmuseum, MoMA, Centre Pompidou, Tate Modern and The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium have opened their doors for you to enjoy paintings, drawings and sculpture.
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  • Henri Michaux | Portfolio

    Henri Michaux | Portfolio

    Henri Michaux (1899 – 1984) was a Belgian-born French poet, writer and painter. Michaux is best known for his poetry and prose, especially his texts chronicling his psychedelic experiments with LSD and mescaline which include Miserable Miracle and The Major Ordeals of the Mind.
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  • Cliches in Photography

    Cliches in Photography

    The photo industry makes it hard to avoid clichés. The sunrises and sunsets, clouds, the emptiness of the landscapes, yellow cabs of New York, selfies in the mirror, you name it...! These sugary and so familiar to us images are everywhere. It makes it hard for some photographers to originate their ideas in the middle of the whirlpool of cliches...
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  • Summer Houses⁠

    Summer Houses⁠

    A summer house is a place where you leave all the troubles of the busy routine behind. It can provide extra living space with great views, of course, but it’s also ideal as a place to read, paint or enjoy your favourite movie. It might even be the home office you need when things get too hectic in the actual house.
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  • How to Boost Your Creativity

    How to Boost Your Creativity

    1605 Publishers has prepared for you some unique tips which can help everyone in a creative industry, but also, in a not creative industry. Because the ability to think differently and generate out-of-the box ideas isn't only for artists. It is for everyone. Discover how to boost your creativity with our tips today.
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  • Jasper Krabbé | Portfolio

    Jasper Krabbé | Portfolio

    Coming from a family with a strong artistic heritage, graffiti artist and a painter Jasper Krabbé (b. 1970) grasps his inspiration from his trips to his favourite places in the world like Cuba and Oceania. With major exhibitions in Europe, Latin America and United States, Krabbé is faithful to his distinct style: rough brushstrokes on the pages of newspapers or...
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  • Artists Inspired by Nature

    Artists Inspired by Nature

    Nature has always been a great inspiration to artists - from cave drawings to contemporary artists working today including photography, sculpture and architecture. ⁠ Check our beautifully curated list of artists inspired by nature. Among the artists are Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Goldsworthy, Bill Brandt, György Kepes, Kacper Kowalski and Babs Decruyenaere. 
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  • Summer Inspiration⁠ ⁠

    Summer Inspiration⁠ ⁠

    1605 Publishers prepared for you an assemblage of artists in the fields of painting, installation, cinema, sculpture, architecture and photography who can are very likely to inspire you this summer. Ruth Asawa, Viviane Sassen, Yayoy Kusama, Richard Lin Show Yu among others... Go and get immersed in their creative flow!
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  • Book by Romina Koopman

    Gerrit Rietveld Academy Graduation

    Last week 1605 Publishers was at The Gerrit Rietveld Academie graduation show. Gerrit Rietveld Academy is a small-scale, independent and internationally oriented university for fine art and design based in Amsterdam. And it has so many talents... We picked some of our favourite works, take a look! And don't forget that we are still scouting new talents in the fields...
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  • Antoine D'ágata | Portfolio

    Antoine D'ágata | Portfolio

    Antoine D’Agata (b. 1961, France) is an itinerant figure: a photographer, a filmmaker, a world wanderer, and a member of Magnum Photos. As an artist, he is most widely known for his graphic and intense images. Often blurry and flashed, they translate human suffering and agony into the language of photography. His work deals with topics that are often considered...
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