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CONCRETE GALLERY PRESENTS: ANNEMARIE TERLAGE

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Born in 1967.

Attended the Dutch Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.

The Hague is also the city where Annemarie still works and lives, her choice for attending the Academy in The Hague stems from a desire to attend a classic education in art, in which all the basic techniques are taught and applied on a high level.

Techniques still fascinate here today.

“Paint and the manor of painting are central themes in my work. I have an image in my head, a feeling and I try to converse that to canvas in the best possible way. For me it is a big issue to apply that as directly as possible. I follow the big lines. The road and the area decide the shape. After I polish and adjust what I feel is needed.”

In her new paintings the landscape are painted as they were found on her journeys to destinations such as Mozambique. The roads twisting through the landscape are reoccurring throughout the series.

These roads always lead to the horizon, to a place far away that never comes any closer. Annemarie attempts to capture all of the fascinating colours found during the day, just before nightfall, or at the break of dawn. She comments:

“I try to capture the feeling of abandonment, the emptiness.And I mean that in a positive way; it is about the feeling of space and the freedom that gives. It is to do with being on the road, traveling alone in an unknown environment. But also the mystery of the falling night. The intriguing silhouettes that emerge. The tension that brings with it, that is what I attempt to capture in and image.”

A selection of Annemarie Terlage’s beautiful work is now on display and available for sale at the CONCRETE Image Store in The Hague.

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November 17, 2012 at 14:14

NEDERLAND MONSTERJAM KAIJU SHOW

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Curated by Brian Mahony, owner of GUUMON Vinyl Labs. The show “Nederland MonsterJam” is a group show including unique pieces from some of the top Kaiju makers in the business. It’s a 14 artist lineup that will feature over 40 pieces at our Amsterdam store.
Artist include GUUMON, Paul Kaiju, MUTANTVINYLHARDCORE, Max Toy, Will Long, Yamomark, Todd Robertson, BLObPUS, and many more.

If you’re not familiar with Kaiju? It’s a Japanese word meaning “strange beast,” but often translated in English as “monster”. Classically it may refer to any bizarre creature but in recent times is typically associated with a genre of tokusatsu entertainment. The typical over the top Japanese Sci-Fi stuff we all secretly love.

The show’s purpose is to present a varied display of Kaiju that gives someone who comes to the show a good perspective view of what’s being done in the genre and how much it has to offer.

Whether you’re into one-offs, customs, hand paints or collaborative pieces, this show has all that and more. Pieces can be purchased at the show, and some pieces will be available online after the show’s opening day.

The dates for Nederland MonsterJam are July 20th – July 30th.
Venue is Concrete Image Store Amsterdam, Spuistraat 250, Amsterdam.

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July 18, 2012 at 15:24

OBEY & STEFAN GLERUM TAKEOVER: CONCRETE AMSTERDAM

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On Thursday February 23rd we are proud to present to you the launch of OBEY Artist serie by Amsterdam’s very own Stefan Glerum.
We will be launching serie of 3 T-shirts at the Concrete gallery/image store on Spuistraat 250 in Amsterdam.

Besides the actual T-shirt serie that will be released world wide, we will offer exclusively at Concrete for 3 days only:

– Limited screen printed posters of the OBEY X Stefan Glerum Artwork
– A limited T-shirt specially created for the event

So these will only be available at Concrete image store Amsterdam from Thursday February 23rd at 18:00h until February 25th.

Also a big part of the new OBEY Spring 2012 collection will be presented in the store.

Come check it out and join us for a beer (yes a free beer).

Don’t sleep on it!

Take a sneak peak here

And click here for more up to date info and RSVP.

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February 16, 2012 at 11:57

CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN AT CONCRETE

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With a new season coming up, and very first arrivals already entering CONCRETE. We’ve decided to highlight a recently added name to the CONCRETE arsenal: Chirstopher Raeburn with a temporary installation at our latest store in Papestraat, The Hague. Drop by for a peek, feel and chat.

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January 21, 2012 at 17:33

THE HUNDRDS x DIAMOND SUPPLY CO. PRESENT: FOREVER SUMMER

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Welcome to the future, to kick off this new year we present to you the latest arrivals from The Hundreds in collaboration with Diamond Supply Co, available NOW at CONCRETE. Check out the interview below with Hundreds founder: Bobby Hundreds, on what this collab means to him and how it came to be. Enjoy.

What was the whole concept and plan for the collaboration?

Nick and I sat down one afternoon in the back of his shop and a simple conversation turned into a big idea. This is the essence of a true collaboration. Being able to build a concept with a friend, for it to unfold organically, and develop into a reality that makes sense for all parties involved. All I knew was I wanted to bring back the all-over-print, since we were investing so heavily into camouflage, and I thought it was an appropriate throwback for two brands who have gained some notoriety in modern Streetwear. Nick turned the idea up another notch by looking at it from the Aloha-print perspective. Considering we’re both L.A.-based, where it’s still sunny in the winter, we wanted to rub that in everyone else’s faces by creating a colder-seasonal line that incorporated summertime themes.

Both of you guys are obviously no strangers to collabos, how do you approach each and every project these days?

It’s a blessing and a curse because so many brands and artists are open to working with us right now, but we still have to be smart and strategic with who we align our name with. Collaborations mean you are vouching for the other party involved, and each time you do that, you’re changing the image and credibility of your brand, even if slightly. So we have to weigh all the ramifications and positives that come out of co-branding with someone, and if it doesn’t help us in the end, then we don’t do it. This project should be benefiting us as much, if not more, than the other. It sounds arrogant, but to upkeep our brand and maintain a certain level of name value, we need to follow the philosophy that we don’t need to work with anybody, we don’t NEED to do a collaboration, the majority of the time the other need us to stay relevant.

That’s why this Diamond collaboration is a no-brainer. Both The Hundreds and Diamond are equally leaders in our respective fields. We can only help each other by working together, and the true winners are our customers and supporters.

Can you talk a little bit about the design? How do clothing and fashion collabos differ from say collaborations you guys may have done outside your realm on non-apparel based projects?

They’re not so different, they can provide unique challenges as far as styles to properly represent both sides; but for the most part, it’s still about translating a collaborative idea to a cross-pollinated audience.

How has Fairfax changed over the years? Do you think there’s any similar options in regards to creative hubs that are on the come-up in LA?

Fairfax has kinda become it’s own autonomous nation. It started off as a retail mecca for Streetwear kids, but now it’s a breeding grounds for creative youth from all walks of life: street culture, graffiti, art, music, design, fashion… It’s our generation’s Haight and Ashbury, and I’m proud to have watched it grow to this point. And then there’s the whole Odd Future element, and what those kids have done for our block – whether people like it or not, it’s created a whole new facet to Fairfax, Los Angeles, and the West Coast as a whole. Los Angeles has always had a strong cultural vibe, look at skateboarding and surf, Chicano culture, even the gang culture of the ’80s… The warm weather, the glory of Hollywood, the beautiful women… it’s the promised land out here, manifest destiny.

Any last words?

We hope the collaboration resonates with our fans, because we really did this one for them. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we wanted to create some serious noise. Fingers crossed that we pulled it off…

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January 2, 2012 at 16:04

CONCRETE presents: ‘UNDERWATER PARADISE’ exhibition

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In a collaborative effort with TWOTHIRDS, CONCRETE presents you with our first official exhibition in our new store in The Hague.

Tomorrow (02-12-2011) will see the opening of Mark Tipple’s work: UNDERWATER PARADISE. You and your friends are welcome to join us for a drink and admire the works by mr.Tipple and of course the brand new image store & gallery.

Doors open at 19:00.

To RSVP or find more details on this event click HERE.

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December 1, 2011 at 12:10

LACEBAG @ NEW CONCRETE IMAGE STORE THE HAGUE

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Last week a few of our friends at Lacebag dropped by to check out our new shop, big thanks for the kind words and the sweet pics by Lacebag photographer Shooto! For all the peeps that don’t speak Dutch, check out a small translated summary below.

De laatste Concrete Super Sale werd nog op deze locatie gehouden, nu is het voormalig pand van een bekende Duitse prijsvechter getransformeerd naar de derde winkel van Concrete. Maandenlang werd er achter de imposante deuren hard gewerkt aan de nieuwe winkel en sinds gisteren (24 september) mocht het publiek de sfeer komen proeven in de Image Store. Zo is er een geautomatiseerde bevloeiingssysteem voor de planten om de winkel “levendiger” te maken. Verschillende delen van de winkel worden gebruikt voor exposities, fotostudio en uiteraard de laatste collecties van merken.

Zie hieronder de eerste foto’s van de Concrete Image Store Den Haag. Binnenkort gaan wij langs voor een uitgebreide shopcheck.

 

The last Concrete Super Sale was held at this same location, and after months and months of blood, sweat and tears behind closed doors the former supermarket has transformed into the third Concrete store in the Netherlands. And since the 24th of september, the doors have been oppened to the public. With an automated irrigation system for the flora to ‘liven up’ the store. Different sections of the shop are being used for exhibitions, photostudio and of course the latest collections of Concrete’s selection of brands. Check out the pics below and expect a in-depth look at the store soon.

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