Vernissage 22 January from 5pm till 9pm
Michele Boccamazzo explores the charm of the dictatorship that comes out from the cult of personality, the mythology and the respect from the democratic countries. Some of them are just born with a silver spoon in their mouth, some believe in their vision of a better world and some are just status seeker(or social climber) with a smart politic career. At the some time their faces look like normal: like the next door good looking guy or the post office employee we meet every day. Despite the portraits are made from a picture from the past all the people are still in charge in their countries.
Michele Boccamazzo is a 28 year old Italian artist from Isernia, Italy. Studied art at the University of Florence and achieved a masters degree in video production at the University Cattolica in Milano. He has been working as a creative director in advertising and cross media agencies in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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Proudly specialising in urban contemporary and street art, ArTicks Gallery is a refreshing addition to the Amsterdam art scene. Showcasing the talents of artists who work in the no-man’s-land between graffiti and fine art, ArTicks Gallery exhibitions are curated with an eye for skill, passion and humour. Exhibitions change frequently and feature original works by both international and local artists. This small, unpretentious gallery opened in May of 2011 on the Singel canal in the centre of Amsterdam and is easily reached from both Dam Square and Centraal Station. ArTicks Art Consultancy provides consulting services from art rentals through creative marketing projects. Their skills and experience in management and art are effectively applied to advertising, branding, event promotion and merchandising.