After reading an interview in the latest Jan Living magazine with Annemieke, I decided to get in touch and ask her for some images of her work and studio. In the interview, Annemieke van Beek explains how she worked for 25 years in fashion as creative director for several international fashion brands. Her endless love for art and creating though inspired her to change her career and start Art in Return. An art platform which as she says will hopefully grow with new participating artists and Maison54, her design studio for creative strategy advice.
After making numerous small three dimensional art works, based on the earth and the moon, a friend asked her to create something larger for her restaurant. Annemieke saw it as a favour to friends, but her friend insisted on something in return and offered her to come and celebrate her birthday in her restaurant. A great concept Annemieke called Art in Return, which became a huge succes.
Nowadays the artworks are divided into 5 categories to help with the value of the gift in return and next week a new ceramic collection will be launched together with Studio Yen and Byjoa. To fund the development and production of these ART IN RETURN vases a limited edition artworks will be sold via Studio Yen on the 10th of September… I can’t wait to explore and show you more!