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Demiak

Born in: 1967

Netherlands

Biography

Demiak is the pseudonym of Maarten Demmink. From his early to his most recent artworks, his art oscillates from heavenly to post-apocalyptic pictures or objects in different mediums: paintings, mural wood sculptures, mixed media and staged photographs.

Demiak works in series. In “Dreamland" (2002-2008), he paints with vivid details weightlessness landscapes - transposed in blue skies - that defy laws of nature. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 inspired him docufiction photographs called “The Deepwater horizon".

In the “Big Blow" series, he depicts the aftermath of great climate imbalances, like the Lisbon earthquake in 1755, the great Mississippi Flood in 1927, the Hurricane Katrina in 2005… These flood paintings look like aged and damaged photographs. By the use of small-size formats to avoid sensationalism, Demiak offers a representation of devastated cities in a more intimate way. As if they were historical relics or memento mori on a global scale that suggest the hidden beauty in chaos.

Influenced by Old Masters like Piero della Francesca, Hieronymus Bosch and Leonardo da Vinci, he revisits the genres of landscape and historical painting in the light of contemporary concerns about environmentalism. Demiak's powerful vedute offer a fascinating reflection about the excess of nature and industry.

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  • Painting

  • Painting Everyday life

  • Painting Landscape

  • Painting Architecture

  • Painting Oil

  • Dutch Artist

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Our recommendations Demiak, Memoirs of loss VI, Painting

Demiak

Memoirs of loss VI, 2015
9.8 x 12.2 inch
Painting

$1,264

Our recommendations Demiak, Escapism II, Tunis, Painting

Demiak

Escapism II, Tunis, 2015
19.7 x 27.6 inch
Painting

$2,758

Demiak, Escapism XIV, Painting

Demiak

Escapism XIV, 2017
16.5 x 13.4 inch
Painting

$1,839

Demiak, Memoirs of loss V, Painting

Demiak

Memoirs of loss V, 2015
8.7 x 11.8 inch
Painting

$1,207

Demiak, Memoir of loss X, Painting

Demiak

Memoir of loss X, 2015
13.4 x 17.7 inch
Painting

$1,839

Demiak, Lisbon, Portugal 1755, Painting

Demiak

Lisbon, Portugal 1755, 2012
9.4 x 13 inch
Painting

$1,149

Demiak, Grand Isle, Louisiana 1965, Painting

Demiak

Grand Isle, Louisiana 1965, 2011
9.4 x 13 inch
Painting

$1,149

Demiak, Zeeland, The Netherlands 1953, Painting

Demiak

Zeeland, The Netherlands 1953, 2012
6.3 x 9.8 inch
Painting

$919

Demiak, Columbia River 1948, Painting

Demiak

Columbia River 1948, 2011
9.4 x 13 inch
Painting

$1,149

Demiak, Blanton, Mississippi 1927, Painting

Demiak

Blanton, Mississippi 1927, 2011
5.5 x 9.4 inch
Painting

$862

YIA Art Fair #11 Paris

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YIA Art Fair #11 Paris
From October, 18 To October, 20 2017

YIA Art Fair #09 Brussels

Jean-Marie Oger

YIA Art Fair #09 Brussels
From April, 18 To April, 22 2017

Still life - Style of life

Jean-Marie Oger

Still life - Style of life
From March, 17 To March, 30 2016