Below you will find an overview of the current, coming, and past exhibitions at the Ambassade Art Gallery.
MAY 15, 2023 – JUNE 23, 2023
A special sales exhibition by Ambassade Art Gallery on the occasion of 75 years of CoBrA (1948-2023)
A special sales exhibition of works on paper by Theo Wolvecamp from the collection of the Ambassade Hotel.
Theo Wolvecamp (1925-1992) was a Dutch painter and graphic artist who was part of the CoBrA movement.
Artists mainly from Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands formed the international avant-garde movement CoBrA from 1948 to 1951. (CoBrA is an acronym of the capitals where the founders came from: Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam).
The artists wanted to work in a free and spontaneous way; pure, intuitive, uninhibited and free of academic rules.
Theo Wolvecamp was not as prominent as other CoBrA artists such as Karel Appel and Corneille but he was greatly admired by his fellow artists. Theo Wolvecamp is also called the “silent force of CoBrA” and his work is the common thread in the CoBrA collection of the Ambassade Hotel.
VIEW OUR PAST EXHIBITIONS
JANUARY 27, 2023 – APRIL 30, 2023
SEVEN “DAM” YEARS
ALBERTO DE FLAVIS &
LUKASZ WISE (A.K.A. WISE KID)
Alberto De Flavis, Italy (1990) & Lukasz Wise (A.K.A. Wise Kid), Poland (1983)
“In the past seven years, a lot of things have happened. Not only for us as artists, but these years also happened to be some of the most changing and significant to impact our lives.
Seven years of friendship, seven years of learning the craft, seven years of living in Amsterdam.
This exhibition is the result of these past seven years. The result of what we’ve learned, felt, tasted, touched, smelt, and sometimes what has gone beyond our senses.
Behind each painting there is a story; a scenario that explains a part of who we are and what we have gone through.
It is the opportunity for everyone else to see our story and come along this trip with us through our works.
Have fun and fasten your seatbelts!“
For a private viewing (or with a group) please click the button below and reserve your free timeslot. Artworks will be added to the webshop soon.
4 November ’22 – 10 January ’23
FALL – Sidney Waerts (1976)
With his new exhibition FALL, Sidney Waerts shows the change he has undergone in recent years.
After the hustle and bustle of the city, a shift is taking place for Waerts. He chooses the silence and clarity that nature brings him. This inner journey is partly inspired by Sumi-e, the Japanese painting technique in which simplicity and spontaneity are guiding principles. Acrylic paint and Oriental ink create new possibilities for him. He also adds gold as an extra layer, symbolizing light and spiritual growth. This gives this series for Waerts a warmer and more optimistic character than his previous series.
´As a child I was always busy creating my own world,´ says Waerts. ´In the outdoors, I feel that freedom to shape my inner world. That corresponds to the search for my own essence. For example, when you can embrace the transience of autumn, you see that this period is connected to the growth of something new. It is a continuous flow of moving energy.´
5 August – 9 October ’22
TONY VAN AMSTERDAM
The Ambassade Hotel and gallery curator Chinny Bond invite you to “INTO THE LIGHT”, an exhibition of works by Tony van Amsterdam.
Tony van Amsterdam is an Amsterdam based artist from New York City that has shown his multidisciplinary works internationally. He is the creator of Authentic Illuminated Concepts, an eco friendly art concept company that makes functional art using LED lighting and mixed media.