Posts by Merel van 't Hooft

  • 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.

  • 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.


    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 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



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