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About Patronage in te 21st century

An interesting article published yesterday in the New York Times about Patronage in the 21st century. They mentioned In4Art, the platform of incubation and patronage organizing the StARTup Exhibition: Co-Existence that we inaugurate tonight in Amsterdam.



Co-Existence stARTup Exhibition – Amsterdam

In one week (Saturday May 20th) we’ll inaugurate the Co-Existence Exhibition in Amsterdam.


Our time is pinpointed by connectedness and dependencies. We are heading towards a Co-Era. The exponential growth of technological possibilities and the need for sustainable solutions for human wellbeing are essential drivers for change. They ask for an ecosystem that CO-operates, CO-llaborates and CO-exists.  

The Co-Existence between humans & technology is the inspiration for this exhibition. Technological development has changed our way of living dramatically over the past twenty years: how will we co-exist in the future? Two artists present their ideas and visions.

Beatriz Chamussy reflects how technology drives change. She elaborates on contemporary gods: drones, phones, computers & data. She plays around with interaction and hyper connection. Are humans following, equal to or in control of technology?

Tiwánee van der Horst embraces technology. It became her tool, the extension of her body to create physical objects. She devotes herself to realizing a post internet environment. How to stretch the boundaries of the possible?

In Co-Existence, their works take us through a journey to explore interactions, networks and connections. Technology as an extension of humanity, we are not only users but creators.

When: May 20th – June 10th
Where: Nieuwe Keizersgracht 54, Amsterdam
What: An exhibition, a show, on site collaboration, talks and much more.

More info: http://www.in4art.eu or by phone: +31693981339

Examples of commissioned works

Often people have asked me to make a special art piece as a gift for friends or a meaningful image to decorate a wall in their house. I love to do this! It’s very special to be able to translate in an image the story of a family, the love of a couple that is getting married, the birth of a little boy, the travels of an explorer, etc.
Here some examples of commissioned artworks:

This is a commissioned painting for a wedding. She is from Catalunya, He is from Italy, they meet in Wales and their love travels to Barcelona, Mexico, and cycles around Europe, growing surrounded by friends who also enjoy exciting expeditions in nature. A tandem. Two sets of pedals and two saddles. Moving in balance and harmony. 65 x 80 cm. Watercolor and ink on canvas. 2014

volver a casa LOW

This was a commissioned drawing. I created it based on an idea the client wanted to express: the experience of “coming back home”, or the feeling of being home inside one’s body and mind, accepting oneself at the full potential we have. Clarity and freedom coming from the universe, as a reflection of the balance in the center of ourselves. The drawing is 21 x 29.7 cm (8.2 x 11.6 inches) I used Ink on cotton paper

Vida para los que saben soñar Tintas y acuarela sobre papel de algodón. 80 x 50 cm Un dibujo comisionado por Francisco Gallegos Luna. 2012

“Vida para los que saben soñar”
Ink and watercolor on cotton paper. 80 x 50 cm
I made this commissioned piece in 2012 for a collector in Mexico.


Normally the process for a commissioned artwork occur like this:

1) The collector contact me and describe the idea of what he/she wants. We work together to agree on: medium, price, dimensions, subject matter, color scheme and a timeline for completing the work (typically 2-4 weeks).

2) Prior to beginning the work, I ask 50% of payment from the collector so that I can know the collector is serious.

3) I start working and I send images showing the work in-progress, which the collector reviews and approves.

4) Once the work has been completed, the collector approves the final image.

5) Then I ask the final payment, plus the cost of shipping from the collector. I take a lot of care wrapping properly the artwork, so that it travels safely to the address of the collector. If the collector is Barcelona or passes by here, we meet personally to give it by hand.

I have worked on many commissions, and it’s a great to enable collectors and interior designers to acquire works they love. With good communication on all sides the process is smooth and beneficial for both, the collector and myself.

Write me if you are interested: beatrizchamussy@gmail.com



A commissioned painting for a family in Montpellier, France. 250 x 65 cm (98.4 x 25.5 Inches). Ink, watercolor and acrylic on canvas. 2013. The title comes from “Une invitation au voyage”, a poem by Charles Baudelaire.