Tessa Jones in Interviews — 29.10.2020
We first began our partnership with Dutch brand Cobra Art back in March 2018, and since then our collection of contemporary art has grown into an uber eclectic mix of bold photographic plexiglass pieces, colourful hand painted canvases and showstopping sculptures that each have their own transformative effect on a space. Known for their tongue in cheek style and larger than life vision, Cobra Art offer a rebellious antidote to the traditional art world, which makes them the perfect pairing for Andrew Martin. We caught up with Mike and Jeannette van Rijswijk, the creative minds behind this exceptional brand, to find out more about how the company began and what they look for when sourcing these bold and distinctive pieces.
Photo: The Saviour masterpiece artwork
Photo: Wonderful World plexiglass artwork
What or who are your biggest inspirations?
There isn't really a really a specific person or brand. We believe that inspiration is around us 24/7! Keep your eyes and ears open for new influences, ideas, concepts and trends.
How important is art to interior design, what role does it play in the decoration of our living spaces?
We always consider our art as the finishing touch for every interior project, be it a house, hotel or office. Without art, the space can feel empty, as though it's missing the final touch to really make a statement. Your choice of art is a reflection of your personal taste and style.
You are considered world leaders in plexiglass art - what is it about this material that makes these photographic pieces so special?
With photographic art on Plexiglass it primarily gives the image a rich and colourful feel. We use the very best printing and design techniques to ensure that each artwork looks amazing - we have almost 40 years of experience in that field! Secondly, our plexiglass pieces are each designed with a hidden frame, so you can easily hang them on the wall whilst achieving a really modern, sleek look.
Photo: Kate Bunny Repeat and Bunny Kate Light canvas artworks