Interview with Atolty

"IF IT DOESN'T GO AS IT SHOULD, THEN IT SHOULD GO AS IT DOES..." For many years Rupert van Woerkom has been a defining name in the world of magazines, both inside and outside the Netherlands. He is concluding his media career as a media consultant and creative ...
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How a failed idea became a successful idea

A work of art never arises directly on canvas. I'll always start sitting down behind my desk writing or drawing just from scratch, but mostly I’ll begin to write down an idea. It takes tons of paper but I need to get the right idea before starting to create. It...
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Gallery showing blowups of Atolty collages

Inspired by Dada (Marcel Duchamp and Hannah Hoch in particular), I used cut outs of magazines, newspapers, cardboard paper, all sorts of images on paper to create collages with. Every collage was a sort of story.

 There wasn't a photofunia app at that time, the sixties, nor internet, to see how ...
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The Dada power of Hannah Höch in Atolty's collages

The German dada artist Hannah Höch (1889-1978) used magazine cut outs for her striking and particular artistic photomontages. It was her work that inspired Atolty to make his collages using just magazine photos, a pair of scissors and glue.  Unlike Hannah Höch's mostly social statements Atolty's photomontages are muc...
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An unbelievable art-collection

Herb and Dorothy Vogel lived in a very small one-bedroom apartment in Harlem. Herb worked for the post office, Dorothy was a librarian. Their mission in life was collecting art that was affordable and fitted in their small apartment. In four decades they purchased a modern art collection worth millions ...
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Encounters with Cy Twombly

Being in Paris I always go to the Centre Pompidou in the Jewish part called Le Marais and I'll be heading straightaway to Cy Twombly's painting titled 'Achilles Mourning The Death Of Patroclus' (1962). Why that particular one I do not know and why again and again and again I do ...
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Art doesn't have to look like art to be art

It was the summer of 2006 when we were in the rainforest of Surinam, a former Dutch colony in Latin America. A great trip and a fantastic experience, seen lots of strange animals, camped in the open and swam where the piranhas were supposed to be not swimming at the time ...
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No fear for the outside world



I very much admire the American artist Richard Tuttle who couldn't care less what the outside world values, or at least, it looks that way, if you take a look at his 'out-standing' and highly original work. It seems to be his intrinsic motivation that drives him to create for hims...
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