Dreamscape is organized by Marcel Salome (Imaginary Editions) and Ella Buzo (Cabinodd Collections). Both have joined forces in developing the Dreamscape concept, driven by a large and growing network of collectors and artists. Dreamscape strives to provide a representative image of artists who have achieved the techniques of the old masters and also expose the varied styles of Imaginary Realism.
While both Ella and Marcel are responsible for the overall organisation of the event, Ella takes on the role of curator with several degrees in Arts studies, having worked for a number of arts organisations and managing her own gallery space.
Marcel is the owner of the publishing house Imaginary Editions which focuses on art books and limited edition prints. In recent years his company has been further promoting Fantastic artists at various art fairs.
Dreamscape 2010 was held again for the second time in the very large Bagagehal, Loods 6 in Amsterdam. It makes for a very impressive site to see such a large space filled with high quality artwork. The opening was attended by some 1000 visitors and then with approximately 600 per day over the following two weeks.
The exhibition opening was where Marcel also introduced the latest edition of the Dreamscapes book series, “Dreamscapes 2010″. With a change in format to a much larger size and sporting 256 pages of over 200 full colour images of recent artwork from 67 artists, the book makes a very impressive weighty impression.
Very large posters sporting Viktor Safonkin’s challenging painting “Gambling with Pain” were to be found all over Amsterdam. The event did well also with the media having prominent articles in two major newspapers, Telegraaf and the Volkskrant.
Surveying many visitors to the Dreamscape exhibition produced the consensus that it was better than all Amsterdam museums taken together, proving there is considerable public interest in Fantastic art regardless of being ignored by many public galleries.
With such a large exhibition of international artists, it was of course not possible for all exhibiting artists to attend the opening, but many did, travelling from as far a field as Poland, the Czech Republic and Switzerland. For others the journey was much easier only being a short journey neighbouring countries.
Loods 6 Bagagehal
KNSM laan 143
1019 LB Amsterdam
13 ‐ 21 March 2010
Arnold Jongkind ∙ Bodi ∙ Daniel Merriam ∙ David Bowers ∙ Frank C. Hauser ∙ Gerard Di‐Maccio ∙ Gerd Bannuscher ∙ Gil Bruvel ∙ Hélène Terlien ∙ Herman Smorenburg ∙ Igor Grechanyk ∙ Imke Meester ∙ Jake Baddeley ∙ Jan Tervoort ∙ Jef Bertels ∙ José Parra ∙ Karol Bak ∙ Laurie Lipton · Leon Keer ∙ Lukáš Kándl ∙ Menunana ∙ Micha Lobi ∙ Michael Whelan ∙ Ole Ahlberg ∙ Olivier Zappelli ∙ Pit ∙ Patrick Woodroffe ∙ Pedro De Kastro ∙ Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk ∙ Peter Gric ∙ Shiori Matsumoto ∙ Siegfried Zademack ∙ Sjaak Kieft ∙ Steve Mitchell ∙ Tomasz Alen Kopera ∙ Tomek Setowski ∙ Ton de Kruijk ∙ Ton Haring ∙ Viktor Safonkin ∙ Yu Sugawara
Dreamscapes 2010 Book
- Dreamscapes 2010