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  • NEWS: 'THE GREAT ESCAPE' COMING TO LONDON

    Latest physical exhibition in London, curated and presented by MAPA
    by Paul Makarov
    NEWS: 'THE GREAT ESCAPE' COMING TO LONDON

    MAPA Fine Art is once again hosting an exciting exhibition in London! Between 22 and 24 April only, the magnificent landscapes of our duo exhibition ‘The Great Escape’ will be on view at HOXTON 253.

  • NEWS: NEW PERMANENT AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

    MAPA has talented new additions to their online gallery
    by Paul Makarov
    MAPA Fine Art Artists

    We started 2022 with some exciting new additions to our online gallery. Three female artists have joined the MAPA Fine Art collection, each with a unique story and style.

  • NEWS: THE GREAT ESCAPE

    7th exhibition by MAPA
    by Paul Makarov
    The Great Escape Exhibition

    MAPA Fine Art is proud to present: The Great Escape, a duo exhibition featuring Christabel Forbes & Rory Browne.

  • RECAP: RECTANGLE ROOTS & PAVED TONGUES POP-UP

    Third Physical Exhibition by MAPA
    by Paul Makarov
    Rectangle Roots & Paved Tongues Exhibition
    Paul (left) and Marek (right) Toasting MAPA's Birthday

    Between 14 - 18 December, amidst worries about a potential lockdown looming around the corner, MAPA Fine Art perservered and hosted its first pop-up exhibition in the Netherlands, their third physical exhibition. It featured the works from a mix of six emerging, re-emerging and established talanted artists based in the Netherlands that were shown in Rectangle Roots & Paved Tongues, but with several brand new works, exhibited for the very first time ever.

  • Studio Sessions: Jeroen Allart

    Interview with Jeroen Allart
    by Loren Snel
    Jeroen Allart Studio

    In Studio Sessions we take you on tour along the work spaces of MAPA artists. We’ve come to our last artist in the upcoming Amsterdam show Rectangle Roots & Paved Tongues, Jeroen Allart. We meet Jeroen in his studio in Rotterdam West. With the city’s modern art museums at a ten minute walking distance, the place seems the perfect hideout for the artist known as ‘the romantic of Rotterdam’. Jeroen talks to us about the winding path to his currently thriving practice, about cherishing lockdowns and following the footsteps of the impressionists. ‘I can imagine that, one day, I’ll take my easel outside.’

  • Studio Sessions: Ineke van de Pol

    Interview with Ineke van de Pol
    by Merel van 't Hooft
    Ineke van de Pol artist studio

    In Studio Sessions we take you on tour along the work spaces of MAPA artists. This time we speak with Ineke van de Pol, the fifth artist in MAPA’s upcoming Amsterdam show Rectangle Roots & Paved Tongues. We meet Ineke at her home in the Dutch countryside, where she also has a studio, and talk abouther experiences in Japan and China, her passion for nature and the importance of colours.

  • Studio Sessions: Robin Pieterse

    Interview with Robin Pieterse
    by Loren Snel
    Robin Pieterse Artist Studio

    In Studio Sessions we take you on tour along the work spaces of MAPA artists. This time we meet with Robin Pieterse, the fourth artist in MAPA’s upcoming Amsterdam show Rectangle Roots & Paved Tongues. Robin – soon graduating from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK) - meets us on Zoom. She chats to us about how embodied obsessions and colourful fascinations give shape to her internal and external landscapes. ‘I always notice what I’m feeling. It can be an inconvenience, but it’s a great resource for my art.’

  • Studio Sessions: Safira Taylor

    Interview with Safira Taylor
    by Loren Snel
    Studio Sessions: Safira Taylor

    In Studio Sessions we take you on tour along the work spaces of MAPA artists. This time we visit Safira Taylor, our third artist in MAPA’s upcoming Amsterdam show Rectangle Roots & Paved Tongues. We meet Safira at her place in the picturesque old streets of the Jordaan in Amsterdam. Currently in between studios, both Safira and her work seem to thrive on being in a constant state of flux. She tells us how photoshoots of beetles and spiders came to inform her artistic practice, one that, much like rewilded nature, is constantly developing. ‘I encourage myself to do something differently every time. Nature works similarly, it has to.’

  • Studio Sessions: Axel Roy

    Interview with Axel Roy
    by Marek Sustak
    Axel Roy

    In Studio Sessions we take you on tour along the work spaces of MAPA artists. This time we visit Axel Roy, whose work is featured in our current exhibition Rectangle Roots & Paved Tongues. We meet Axel at his studio at the old Werkspoorpand on the outskirts of Utrecht, where every 10 minutes, a train rushes by. He talks about the differences between Dutch and French architecture, the misconception of the romantic artist, and breaking social rules. ‘Art is not only what you do, but also how you talk about it.’

  • NEWS: MAPA IS HOSTING THEIR LATEST PHYSICAL EXHIBITION IN AMSTERDAM

    MAPA is proud to announce its latest pop-up group exhibition, which is coming to Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    by Paul Makarov
    MAPA Exhibition

    MAPA Fine Art is proud to announce its latest pop-up group exhibition, which is coming to Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • Studio Sessions: Laurence Herfs

    Interview with Laurence Herfs
    by Loren Snel
    Studio Laurence Herfs

    In Studio Sessions we take you on tour along the work spaces of MAPA artists. This time we visit Laurence Herfs, whose work will feature in the upcoming Amsterdam show Rectangle Roots & Paved Tongues. We meet Laurence at her home in The Hague. She talks to us about the need for safe spaces to create in, and how her roots as a comic book artist shaped her praised graduation work. ‘You have to relate with your body to the bodies in my work.’

  • The Art of Entrepreneurship: Marek in Illuster magazine

    Interview with one of the founders of MAPA
    by Merel van 't Hooft
    Marek Sustak Iluster Magazine

    This week, our co-founder Marek was featured in an article in Illuster magazine. He was interviewed about starting MAPA, his background, and how he ended up in the art world.

  • RECAP: WHEN SNOWDROPS RISE POP-UP EXHIBITION

    Second Physical Exhibition by MAPA
    by Paul Makarov
    Weeping Angel Jade Ching-yuk Ng
    'Weeping Angel' - Jade Ching-yuk Ng

    Between 1 - 3 October, MAPA Fine Art hosted its second pop-up exhibition at Arthill Gallery in London. This exhibition featured four young talented international artists from When Snowdrops Rise, with several brand new works.

  • RECAP: STILL @LIVE AT 15 BATEMAN STREET

    First Physical Exhibition by MAPA
    by Merel van 't Hooft
    Still @live physical exhibition
    'Vanilla Sky' - James Prapaithong

    From 17-19 June, MAPA hosted its very first physical art exhibition at the 15 Bateman Street gallery in Soho, London. The six artists from Still @live each exhibited three works, including some brand new, never-seen-before pieces. We’d like to thank everybody who came to Still @live, and the people who helped to make it happen, including the artists. Special thanks also to the Czech Centre London and Mary Poelzlbauer. 

  • by Paul Makarov
    15 Bateman Street

    Exciting news! MAPA Fine Art is organising its very first physical exhibition, for a limited time of three days only, in Soho, London. Mark your calendars: from June 17-19, you can come meet us and see some of our finest artworks in the flesh at 15 Bateman Street. 

  • by Merel van 't Hooft
    Shiwen Wang View on a Wall

    You’ve finally done it: after careful deliberation, you’ve purchased an original work of art. You can’t wait to show off the latest addition to your home, but how do you make sure you get the most out of your painting? 

     

    MAPA gives some tips on how to take good care of your art, so you can get the most out of it.

     

  • by Merel van 't Hooft
    Dying Embers Marc Prats

    The digital era has offered us countless opportunities and advantages that have enhanced our life. This also goes for the art world: browsing and finding original art has never been easier. Instead of relying on galleries near you, you can view exhibitions from artists all over the world from the comfort of your own couch.

    But how exactly do you go about buying an artwork from an online gallery, without seeing it in the flesh? Our ultimate guide will walk you through the most important things to keep in mind when you buy art online.

  • by Merel van 't Hooft
    MAPA Fine Art

    HOW DID THE IDEA FOR MAPA FINE ART START?

     

    Curious to know more about our founders? Read more about them in this interview by New York-based art blogger MAD54

  • MAD54 & MAPA Fine Art

    As different parts of the world find themselves under different lockdown stages, MAD54 brings you insights into the art world especially curated to be enjoyed from the comfort of your home. Read more from the New York art blogger covering MAPA's Still @live exhibition.

  • by Marek Sustak
    When Snowdrops Rise Exhibition

    Although our first exhibition "Still @live" has only just kicked off, we are already busy preparing the second one: 'When Snowdrops Rise' will launch on March 29.