De Oude Weg Naar De Nieuwe Tijd

Martijn Sandberg has created an integrated artwork for the gateways and the floor of the new building project 'Spaarndammerschoollocatie' in the Spaarndammer district, Amsterdam. The artwork is an integral part of the building complex by Korth Tielens Architecten, Marcel Lok Architect MLA, and DS Landschapsarchitecten.
The site-specific art by Martijn Sandberg is executed as a brick relief in the masonry of the three archways and within paving stones upon the floor to the interior courtyard: 'De Oude Weg Naar De Nieuwe Tijd'.





'Anno 3025', Spaarndammerhart
Krommeniestraat, Amsterdam


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Maak Kunst Van Het Leven (Make Art Of Life)

A newly created relief, entitled 'Maak Kunst Van Het Leven', has recently been added to the public artwork 'U Bevindt Zich Hier' ('You Are Here'), consisting of more than 20 columns alongside the Oranje Vrijstaatkade, Amsterdam.





'Maak Kunst Van Het Leven'
Concrete column, 2020


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Pity The Poor Artist

'Pity The Poor Artist', from the 'Cut Paintings'.





'Pity The Poor Artist', 2020


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Make Love Not War

The site-specific artwork 'Make Love Not War' by Martijn Sandberg, forms part of the transformation of the former Tapijn Barracks (Tapijnkazerne), Maastricht.
The artwork figuration is incorporated in the paving of the main path, using bricks. It lies in the park-like surroundings of the former military terrain.
A never-ending 'canon', a 'refrain' of each time is written in stone: 'Make Love Not War, Make Love Not War, Make Love'.





'Make Love Not War', 2020
Tapijnkazerne, Maastricht


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U Bevindt Zich Hier

The artwork 'U Bevindt Zich Hier' ('You Are Here') by Martijn Sandberg, honours prominent residents, groups or places highlighting the character of District Amsterdam Oost in the twentieth century.





'Het Was Altijd Al Zo', 2019
Concrete column


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Kill The Pics

'Kill The Pics', from the 'Coated Paintings'.





'Kill The Pics', 2020


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Pics Not Dead

'Pics Not Dead', from the 'Coated Paintings'.





'Pics Not Dead', 2020


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Fuck Fake Art

'Fuck Fake Art', from the 'Coated Paintings'.





'Fuck Fake Art', 2019


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Kill The Pics & Pretty Vacant

'Kill The Pics', 'Pretty Vacant', each coated aluminium. In white on fluorescent pink, Martijn Sandberg translates the notorious slogan 'Kill The Pigs' into a critical statement on the authenticity of visual art. 'Pretty Vacant' consists of a light greenish phosphorescent figuration on a white aluminium panel.





'Kill The Pics' & 'Pretty Vacant'


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Kill The Pics

'Kill The Pics', from series 'Hallucinations' (2019), a series of works on brushed aluminium. Each, ink on aluminium, 21cmx30cm.





'Kill The Pics', 2019
Ink on aluminium


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Silence Please Science Please

Martijn Sandberg has realised a site-specific artwork: an acoustic wall in the interior of the newly constructed Gorlaeus Beta Campus of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FWN), University of Leiden.
The artwork consists of connected perforated aluminium panels, covering the surface of the wall in the hall, vacant space and first floor of the building. The perforated artwork is twenty metres long, seven metres high and lit from within.

A sequence of words appears in the pattern of circles when the artwork is viewed from different sightlines. The words may be read in succession from left to right - but also from right to left, from above to below, from below to above and in diagonal reading order: 'Silence Please Science Please'.





'Science Please', 2017
FWN, Beta Campus, Leiden


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Nothing New Under The Sun

'Nothing New Under The Sun', 'Im Westen Noch Immer Nichts Neues', 'Temporary Contemporary', from 'Hallucinations' (2017), a series of works on brushed aluminium. Each, ink on aluminium, 21cmx30cm.





'Nothing New Under The Sun', 2017
Ink on aluminium


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One More Wall Well Done

Martijn Sandberg has realised a site-specific artwork on the Southern facade of the First building, on the Weena in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
The brick facade relief covers a wall surface measuring three and half metres high and twenty seven metres long. A message has been left on the wall, written in relief with brick letters two and half metres high. A text becomes visible in the play of light and shadow on the brick wall of the building's side facade: 'One more wall well done'.





'One More Wall Well Done', 2016
Wall relief, First building, Rotterdam


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Wenn Alle Künste Untergehen

'Wenn Alle Künste Untergehen' ('If All Arts Are Lost'), 2015. Multiple edition, woven tea towel, in colour blue, orange, violet, size 65cm x 65cm.
Manufactured at: Textiellab, Tilburg/ NL.





'Wenn Alle Künste Untergehen', 2015
Textile multiple, woven tea towel


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One More Canvas Full

'One More Canvas Full', from the 'Cut Paintings'.





'One More Canvas Full', 2014


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What Fun Canvas Done

'What Fun Canvas Done', from the 'Cut Paintings'.





'What Fun Canvas Done', 2013


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Morgen Komt Alles Goed

A rectangular paved artwork by Martijn Sandberg, is an integral part of the Kraaipan Square at the Hofmeyrstraat in the Transvaalbuurt, Amsterdam.
Lines 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, today and every day: 'Tomorrow everything will be alright'.





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


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U Heeft Tien Bewaarde Berichten

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

A façade artwork by Martijn Sandberg graces the 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

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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Angel

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





'Angel', 2012


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Demon

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





'Demon', 2012


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De Sleutel Ligt Onder De Deurmat

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

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





'Im Westen Nichts Neues', 2011


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My Last Penny

'My Last Penny' by Martijn Sandberg is available in a multiple edition, issued by the Vereniging voor Penningkunst VPK/ Dutch Art Medal Society.





'My Last Penny', 2010


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Fragile, Glass, Handle With Care

A figuration of dots is realized on the transparent glass of the gallery and balconies by 'damaging' the glass surface through sandblasting: 'Fragile, Glass, Handle With Care'.





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


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I Will Survive

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





'I Will Survive', 2008
LOC Hardenberg/ NL


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Forever in Stone

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 figuration 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

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





'Sorry No Image Yet', 2008


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Sorry No Pics Today

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





'Sorry No Pics Today', 2008


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Too Busy To Paint

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





'Too Busy To Paint', 2008


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Pas op! Kunst!

Martijn Sandberg has created the work 'Pas op! Kunst!' specifically for showing on LED-screen, at the invitation of the Museum De Paviljoens in Almere for the Dropstuff.nl project.





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


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Wasted Time And Money

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





'Wasted Time And Money' 2008


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Wasted Time And Money

'Wasted Time And Money', 400cm x 400cm, installation photo, Apeldoorn/ NL.





'Wasted Time And Money', 2007


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Paint It Black

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





'Paint It Black', 2007


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If These Walls Could Speak

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 at Oosterdokseiland (OBA, Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam).
The artist selected a range of titles from every section of the library's collection; he has compiled a typographic figuration 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?

The artwork ' Hallo, Is Daar Iemand?' by Martijn Sandberg is a free standing iron wall 4.5 metres high and 24.5 metres long, with the artwork 'Ben Even Weg', located in the district of Floriande in Hoofddorp/ NL.





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


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Ben Even Weg

The artwork 'Ben Even Weg' by Martijn Sandberg is a free standing iron wall 4.5 metres high and 14.5 metres long, with the artwork 'Hallo, Is Daar Iemand?', located in the district of Floriande in Hoofddorp/ NL.





'Ben Even Weg' 2007
Floriande, Hoofddorp/ NL


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Cut The Crap

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





'Cut The Crap', 2006


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That's All Folks!

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





'That's All Folks!', 2006


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I Am Still Alive

'I Am Still Alive' (Gold Verse), perforated aluminium.





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


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Whatever

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

'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 in point relief on the entire facade of the curved building situated on the roofed-over central square of the school.





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


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No Image No Message

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

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





'No Image No Message' 2003
Fluorescent poster installation


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No Image No Message

'No Image No Message', 2002. Metallic silver silkscreen on wallpaper, rolls, 0.53m x 10m. Dimensions and installation size variable, depending on wall area chosen.





'No Image No Message', 2002,
Silkscreen wallpaper edition


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No Image No Message

'No Image No Message', 2001. Fluorescent silkscreen on wallpaper, rolls, 0.53m x 10m. Dimensions and installation size variable, depending on wall area chosen.





'No Image No Message', 2001
Silkscreen wallpaper edition


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No Image No Message

Installation 'No Image No Message', location: Pizzart Cafe, Fribourg, Switzerland.





'No Image No Message', 2003
Pizzart Cafe, Fribourg/ CH


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Power To The People

Site-specific artwork, transformer station Hoofddorpplein, Amsterdam. In the dark and caused by street lighting or the headlights of passing cars, the reflective yellow colored letters light up very brightly: 'Power To The People'.





'Power To The People', 2000
Hoofddorpplein, Amsterdam


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The Art of Making Money

'We're Only In It For The Money', coin edition by Martijn Sandberg, diameter 30mm, thickness 1.75mm.





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


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We're Only In It For The Money

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

'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

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

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

Fluorescent aluminium artwork 'Kill The Pics'.





'Kill The Pics', 2000


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No Image No Message

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





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


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No Image No Message

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





'No Image No Message' 1998
(by night)


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No Image No Message

Silver poster-installation 'No Image No Message', Karas Gallery, Zagreb, 1999.





'No Image No Message' 1999
Installation view


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No Image No Message

Blacklight poster-installation 'No Image No Message', Karas Gallery, Zagreb, 1999.





'No Image No Message' 1999
Installation view


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Neo Age Now

'Neo Age Now', 1995. Fluorescent silkscreen on wallpaper, rolls, 0.53m x 10m. Dimensions and installation size variable.





'Neo Age Now', 1995
Silkscreen wallpaper edition


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Energizer (Go Retro)

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





'Energizer (Go Retro)' 1997


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Studio-shot

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





Studio-shot (1999)


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