Morgen Komt Alles Goed

2013

A rectangular paved artwork by Martijn Sandberg, is located in the middle of the new square Kraaipan plein at the Hofmeyrstraat in the Transvaalbuurt, Amsterdam.
Lines of paving stones delineate a text in the paving. A hidden message to the square's visitors, neighbourhood residents and passers-by. Over and over again when seeing it anew, every day, today, and forever: 'Tomorrow everything will be alright'.





'Morgen Komt Alles Goed', 2013
Kraaipan square, Amsterdam


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Morgen Komt Alles Goed

2013

'Morgen Komt Alles Goed' ('Tomorrow Everything Will Be Alright'), tea towel by Martijn Sandberg, 2013. The textile multiple is woven in three colours, black, blue and fuchsia, at Textiellab, Tilburg, the Netherlands.
Tea towels from the first edition were distributed among the neighbourhood residents of the new Kraaipan square, Amsterdam, where the paved artwork 'Morgen Komt Alles Goed' is located.





'Morgen Komt Alles Goed', 2013
Textile multiple, woven tea towel


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U Heeft Tien Bewaarde Berichten

2013

Martijn Sandberg's site-specific artwork on the concrete wall in the entrance hall of the Synagogue LJG in Amsterdam, refers to the location in a contemporary manner.
While looking at the interplay of light and lines high on the wall, the contours of letters become visible. A radiant message appears to the visitor. A message from above. Art with a message - from yesterday, today and tomorrow. When entering and leaving the Synagogue. A vision for now and forever more: 'You have ten saved messages'.





'U Heeft Tien Bewaarde Berichten'
Synagogue LJG, Amsterdam


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Het Wapen van Lochem

2013

A unique façade artwork by Martijn Sandberg graces the frontage of the new Lochem Town Hall. A visitor to the Town Hall sees a concrete façade relief, built into the very frontage. The emblem describes the Lochem coat of arms. It arouses an association with centuries-old banderoles and modern banners.





'Het Wapen van Lochem', 2013
Town Hall, Lochem/ NL


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Melodie

2013

The site-specific artwork 'Melodie' by Martijn Sandberg, is an integral part of the masonry of the residential block Couperus, Ypenburg, Den Haag.
The stanza from Louis Couperus' poem 'Melodie' (1886) is incorporated into the vertical and horizontal brick pattern of the façade, in dark coloured bricks in deep relief.





'Melodie', 2013
Couperus, Ypenburg, Den Haag


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Fresh From The Easel

2012

'Fresh From The Easel', from the 'Cut Paintings', 2012. 'Fresh From The Easel', 'Ready For The Dump', each size 100cm x 100cm, perforated rusted steel.





'Fresh From The Easel', 2012


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Ready For The Dump

2012

'Ready For The Dump', from the 'Cut Paintings', 2012. 'Fresh From The Easel', 'Ready For The Dump', each size 100cm x 100cm, perforated rusted steel.





'Ready For The Dump', 2012


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Angel, Demon

2012

'Angel' and 'Demon', from the 'Cut Paintings', 2012. A series of nursery rhymes by the artist, each size 100cm x 100cm, perforated aluminium.





'Angel', from 'Cut Paintings' 2012


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De Sleutel Ligt Onder de Deurmat

2012

Martijn Sandberg's site-specific artwork is integrated with the communal corner stair belonging to De Zilverling tower building at the Colijnstraat in Amsterdam.
A secret message lurks among the layers of the concrete stair treads. A message left unobtrusively, for your eyes only: 'the key is under the doormat'.





'De Sleutel Ligt Onder de Deurmat'
De Zilverling, Amsterdam


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Im Westen Nichts Neues

2011

'Im Westen Nichts Neues', from the 'Cut Paintings', 2011.





'Im Westen Nichts Neues', 2011


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My Last Penny

2010

'My Last Penny' by Martijn Sandberg is available in a multiple edition of 450 pieces, as jaarpenning/ art medal 2010 issued by the Vereniging voor Penningkunst VPK/ Dutch Art Medal Society.





'My Last Penny', 2010


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Glass Fragile Handle With Care

2009

Martijn Sandberg has designed a typographic pattern for the glass of the Stadshoven Weidevenne Apartment Building, Purmerend, the Netherlands.
A sequence of letters in a point raster materializes on the transparent glass of the gallery and balconies: 'Glass Fragile Handle With Care'.





'Glass Fragile Handle With Care'
Stadshoven, Purmerend/ NL


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I Will Survive

2008

'I Will Survive' is a freestanding, golden-coloured artwork, created by Martijn Sandberg for the LOC Building in Hardenberg, the Netherlands. It is located at the Mulopad, between the new building and the old cemetery adjacent to it.





'I Will Survive', 2008
LOC Hardenberg/ NL


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Forever in Stone

2008

The site-specific artwork 'Forever in Stone' by Martijn Sandberg, is an integral part of the architecture of the district Olympisch Kwartier, Amsterdam. Steel clinkers form the pixels of a typographic pattern in the brickwork of the planters, meandering along the plinths of the housing blocks throughout the district.
The artist allows the stones to speak. Those who listen, hear the endless song that is written in stone: 'Stoned Forever', 'Forever Stoned', 'Stoned Again' and 'Again'.





'Forever in Stone', 2008
Olympisch Kwartier, Amsterdam


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Sorry No Image Yet

2008

'Sorry No Image Yet', from the 'Cut Paintings', 2008.





'Sorry No Image Yet', 2008


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Sorry No Pics Today

2008

'Sorry No Pics Today', from the 'Cut Paintings', 2008.





'Sorry No Pics Today', 2008


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Too Busy To Paint

2008

'Too Busy To Paint', from the 'Cut Paintings', 2008.





'Too Busy To Paint', 2008


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Pas op! Kunst!

2008

Martijn Sandberg has created the work 'Pas op! Kunst!' (2008) specifically for showing on LED-screen, at the invitation of the Museum De Paviljoens in Almere for the Dropstuff.nl project, which can be seen in 2008 on different locations in the Netherlands.





'Pas op! Kunst!', 2008
Dropstuff.nl, Almere/ NL


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Wasted Time And Money

2008

'Wasted Time And Money' (Gold Edit), from the 'Cut Paintings', 2008.





'Wasted Time And Money' 2008


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Wasted Time And Money

2007

'Wasted Time And Money', canvas created by Martijn Sandberg, placed along the Europaweg, Apeldoorn/ NL. ‘Prelude 2007’, from July to September 2007.
The work was originally displayed on the façade of Beekpark 28, Apeldoorn, from 6 May to 23 June 2007 as part of the ‘Billboard’ series at CBK/ Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Apeldoorn/ NL.





'Wasted Time And Money', 2007


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Paint It Black

2007

'Paint It Black', from the 'Cut Paintings', 2007.





'Paint It Black', 2007


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If These Walls Could Speak

2007

Martijn Sandberg has created the site-specific artwork 'If These Walls Could Speak' for the walls lining the lift shaft at the Amsterdam Public Library's new location at Oosterdokseiland (OBA, Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam).
Sandberg selected a range of titles from every section of the library's collection; he has compiled a typographic design from them, to be lit and visible through the glass rear wall of the lift.





'If These Walls Could Speak' 2007
Centrale Bibliotheek, Amsterdam


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Hallo, Is Daar Iemand? / Ben Even Weg

2007

'Hallo, Is Daar Iemand?' and 'Ben Even Weg' by Martijn Sandberg are located in the district of Floriande in Hoofddorp/ NL. The piece of artwork consists of two free standing walls 4.5 metres high and respectively 24.5 metres and 14.5 metres in length.





'Hallo, Is Daar Iemand?' 2007
Floriande, Hoofddorp/ NL


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Cut The Crap

2006

'Cut The Crap', from the 'Cut Paintings', 2006.





'Cut The Crap', 2006


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Loading Please Wait

2006

Two black & white spreads 'Loading Please Wait' by Martijn Sandberg in book edition 'Vis à Vue’, 'a visual manual for visual culture'. Publisher: Foundation Onomatopee.





'Loading Please Wait', 2006
Spread 1/2, Vis à Vue


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That's All Folks!

2006

'That’s All Folks!', from the 'Cut Paintings', 2006.





'That's All Folks!', 2006


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I Am Still Alive

2005

'I Am Still Alive' (Gold Edit).






'I Am Still Alive' (Gold Edit), 2005


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Whatever

2005

Black & white spread 'Whatever', artist's contribution in DAMn° Magazine, issue no. 4, November/ December 2005.





'Whatever' 2005
Spread, DAMn Magazine no.4


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Forever Young

2005

'Forever Young' by Martijn Sandberg is a site-specific artwork integrated in the new OSG Singelland College building in Drachten, the Netherlands. The artwork is a point relief design which is applied to the entire facade of a kidney-shaped school building situated on the roofed-over central square of the state comprehensive school.





'Forever Young', 2005
OSG Singelland, Drachten/ NL


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I Want More Space, Zuiderkerkprijs 2004

2004

The artwork 'I Want More Space' for the Zuiderkerkprijs 2004 is an omen, writing on the wall. The work may be seen as a ‘window’ looking out upon architecture and, as letters upon the wall, entering into relationship with it.





'I Want More Space', 2004
Zuiderkerkprijs 2004


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No Image No Message

2003

Fluorescent poster 'No Image No Message', silkscreen edition 2003.





'No Image No Message' 2003
Fluorescent poster edition.


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No Image No Message

2003

Fluorescent spread 'No Image No Message' in the art supplement of newspaper de Volkskrant, Thursday June 26.






'No Image No Message' 2003
Spread, Volkskrant.


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No Image No Message

2003

Permanent installation 'No Image No Message'.
Location: Pizzart Café, Fribourg, Switzerland.






'No Image No Message' 2003
Pizzart Café, Fribourg/ CH.


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No Image No Message

2002

Poster 'No Image No Message', at 50 backlit City Information Panels (MUPI) in city Haarlem/ NL.





'No Image No Message', 2002


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Power To The People

2000

Site-specific artwork 'Power To The People'.
Location: transformer station Hoofddorpplein, Amsterdam.





'Power To The People', 2000
Hoofddorpplein, Amsterdam


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We're Only In It For The Money

2000

The project 'We’re Only In It For The Money' (2000) consists of his own designed cupro-nickel coin, produced by the Royal Dutch Mint Utrecht, and the floorpiece that was realized with the first thousand coins as site-specific installation at SVB Bank Zaandam.





'We're Only In It For The Money'
Coin edition, 2000


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We're Only In It For The Money

2000

Site-specific artwork 'We’re Only In It For The Money'.
Location: SVB-Bank, Zaandam/ NL.





'We're Only In It For The Money'
Site-specific artwork, 2000


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No Image No Message

2001

'No Image No Message' #1 and #6, 2001, from series of six, each 100cm x 100cm.





'No Image No Message' #1 2001


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Image Messages

2002

Installation view 'No Image No Message', solo exhibition 'Image Messages'.
Galerie Markus Richter, Berlin/ D, 2002.





'No Image No Message' 2002
Installation view


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Pretty Vacant

2001

Phosphorescent aluminium sign 'Pretty Vacant' (#1),
in the dark and by daylight.





'Pretty Vacant' #1, 2001
Glow in the dark, aluminium


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Kill The Pics

2000

Fluorescent aluminium artwork 'Kill The Pics'.





'Kill The Pics', 2000


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No Image No Message

1999

'No Image No Message', eight artist-pages in magazine 'If/Then', issue no.1, 1999.
Publisher: BIS Publishers/ Dutch Design Institute, Amsterdam.





'No Image No Message' 1999
'If/Then', issue no.1


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No Image No Message

1998

Reflective aluminium sign 'No Image No Message',
in the dark and by daylight.





'No Image No Message' 1998
(by night)


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Wallpaper installations

1995-1998

Wallpaper installations 'Neo Age Now' (1995), 'Energizer' (1997), 'No Image No Message' (1998).





'No Image No Message' 1998
Installation view


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No Image No Message

1999

Blacklight and silver poster-installation 'No Image No Message' at Karas Gallery, Zagreb/ CR, 1999.





'No Image No Message' 1999
Installation view


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Blacklight White Light

1997

Blacklight-installation 'Blacklight White Light'.





'Blacklight White Light' 1997
Installation view.


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Energizer (Go Retro)

1997

Reflective 'Energizer (Go Retro)',
in the dark and by daylight.





'Energizer (Go Retro)' 1997


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Studio-shot

1999

Photo of artist’s studio with works 1993-1999.





Studio-shot (1999)


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