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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, Memoir of loss X, Maarten Demmink

Memoir of loss X

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 34 x 45 x 1 cm Painting - 13.4 x 17.7 x 0.4 inch

$1,790

Painting, Memoirs of loss VI, Maarten Demmink

Memoirs of loss VI

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 25 x 31 cm Painting - 9.8 x 12.2 inch

$1,230

Painting, Escapism II, Tunis, Maarten Demmink

Escapism II, Tunis

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 50 x 70 cm Painting - 19.7 x 27.6 inch

$2,684

Painting, Abéché, Maarten Demmink

Abéché

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 27 x 48 cm Painting - 10.6 x 18.9 inch

$1,678

Painting, Urban tissue IX, Maarten Demmink

Urban tissue IX

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 24 x 30 x 2 cm Painting - 9.4 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

$1,230

Painting, Ask the Dust IV, Maarten Demmink

Ask the Dust IV

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 40 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 15.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$2,013

Painting, The Book of Sand X, Maarten Demmink

The Book of Sand X

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 30 x 34 x 3 cm Painting - 11.8 x 13.4 x 1.2 inch

$1,454

Painting, Urban Tissue IV, Maarten Demmink

Urban Tissue IV

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 21 x 36 x 4 cm Painting - 8.3 x 14.2 x 1.6 inch

$1,286

Painting, The Book of Sand IV, Maarten Demmink

The Book of Sand IV

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 40 x 32 x 3 cm Painting - 15.7 x 12.6 x 1.2 inch

$1,622

Painting, Ask the Dust V, Maarten Demmink

Ask the Dust V

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 31 x 40 cm Painting - 12.2 x 15.7 inch

$1,622

Painting, Escapism XIV, Maarten Demmink

Escapism XIV

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 42 x 34 cm Painting - 16.5 x 13.4 inch

$1,790

Painting, Memoirs of loss V, Maarten Demmink

Memoirs of loss V

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 22 x 30 cm Painting - 8.7 x 11.8 inch

$1,174

Painting, Escapism VIII, Maarten Demmink

Escapism VIII

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 18 x 20 x 1 cm Painting - 7.1 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch

$895

Painting, Memoirs of loss II, Maarten Demmink

Memoirs of loss II

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 19 x 22 cm Painting - 7.5 x 8.7 inch

$951

Painting, Punjab, Pakistan 2010, Maarten Demmink

Punjab, Pakistan 2010

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 24 x 33 cm Painting - 9.4 x 13 inch

$1,118

Painting, Hadramaut, Maarten Demmink

Hadramaut

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 27 x 48 cm Painting - 10.6 x 18.9 inch

$1,678

Painting, Mayahi, Maarten Demmink

Mayahi

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 27 x 48 cm Painting - 10.6 x 18.9 inch

$1,678

Painting, Kolontar, Hungary 2010, Maarten Demmink

Kolontar, Hungary 2010

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 14 x 20 cm Painting - 5.5 x 7.9 inch

$783

Painting, Escapism VII, Maarten Demmink

Escapism VII

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 18 x 20 cm Painting - 7.1 x 7.9 inch

$895

Painting, Memoirs of loss XIII, Maarten Demmink

Memoirs of loss XIII

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 22 x 25 cm Painting - 8.7 x 9.8 inch

$1,063

Painting, Memoirs of loss IX, Maarten Demmink

Memoirs of loss IX

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 19 x 26 cm Painting - 7.5 x 10.2 inch

$1,007

Painting, Blanton, Mississippi 1927, Maarten Demmink

Blanton, Mississippi 1927

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 14 x 24 cm Painting - 5.5 x 9.4 inch

$839

Painting, Lisbon, Portugal 1755, Maarten Demmink

Lisbon, Portugal 1755

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 24 x 33 cm Painting - 9.4 x 13 inch

$1,118

Painting, Zeeland, The Netherlands 1953, Maarten Demmink

Zeeland, The Netherlands 1953

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 16 x 25 x 1 cm Painting - 6.3 x 9.8 x 0.4 inch

$895

Painting, Columbia River 1948, Maarten Demmink

Columbia River 1948

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 24 x 33 cm Painting - 9.4 x 13 inch

$1,118

Painting, Escapism I, Hrabove, Maarten Demmink

Escapism I, Hrabove

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 50 x 70 cm Painting - 19.7 x 27.6 inch

$2,684

Painting, The book of sand II, Maarten Demmink

The book of sand II

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 61 x 44 x 3 cm Painting - 24 x 17.3 x 1.2 inch

$2,349

Painting, Mao, Maarten Demmink

Mao

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 61 x 55 x 3 cm Painting - 24 x 21.7 x 1.2 inch

$2,572

Painting, Urban Tissue VII, Maarten Demmink

Urban Tissue VII

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 61 x 76 x 3 cm Painting - 24 x 29.9 x 1.2 inch

$3,020

Painting, Korgom, Maarten Demmink

Korgom

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 101 x 124 x 6 cm Painting - 39.8 x 48.8 x 2.4 inch

$5,033

Painting, Labyrinths of Clay III, Maarten Demmink

Labyrinths of Clay III

Maarten Demmink

Painting - 31 x 42 x 3 cm Painting - 12.2 x 16.5 x 1.2 inch

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What is Maarten Demmink’s artistic movement?
The artistic movements of the artists are: Environmental Artists, Dutch Landscape Painters
When was Maarten Demmink born?
The year of birth of the artist is: 1967