December 2017

Artwork: Alex Avgud (Rus)

In his work, Alex Avgud explores the notion of power in both social and artistic contexts — where the former deals with beauty and tragedy of being human, the latter tackles limitations and possibilities of the photographic medium.

Recently he became fascinated with directing physical performances inspired by current political issues and translating them into emerged fictional interactions. Resulting in multidisciplinary works accompanied by a range of elements from 3D graphics and abstractions to altered found footage and sounds.


November 2017

Artwork: Sabine Perigault (NL)

Her works are sketches of change, growth and their influences. Visualizations of the constant flow of influence and the dynamics of social interaction. She experiences, observes, notes and then abstracts the subject.



October 2017

Artwork: Mathilde Karrèr (NL)

Mathilde’s work is not just about creating an image, she has strong ideas about concept and art direction: create a narrative. Working solo, or with talented stylists, Mathilde strives for a balance of image quality, atmosphere, colour, texture and light.



September 2017

Vincent De Boer

Vincent de Boer is a typographic artist and a teacher of letter making. With many layers to a work, there is no such thing as one creative route: the starting point is simply never fixed. Vincent doesn’t do dishonesty. What he craves is a fine balance between provoking and pleasing the viewer.



August 2017

Liviu Bulea 

Liviu Bulea is a 27-year-old independent artist based in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. His work concentrates on social issues, human behavior, gender and sexuality topics, and also on the way mass media affects our society.



July 2017

Lou Buche

Lou Buche is a French graphic designer based in Amsterdam. He graduated from Rietveld Academie in 2015. His method is focussed mainly on the way performances can participate to the construction of a graphic design message, and the role of still images in our era. His work is a combination of digital and analog materials, which he tries to mix in new ways. Buche likes to make the apology of spontaneity and utilise it as a possible tool. He has exhibited at several locations in the Netherlands, France, Germany and the Czech Republic.



June 2017

Sandberg Instituut

This month, Shelter will host the graduation of Sandberg Instituut’s Design Department – Think Tank for Visual Strategies. The club becomes the setting for encountering and rethinking the contemporary human condition.



May 2017

Lotte van de Hoef

Lotte van de Hoef (1990) works within graphic- and culturally engaging design. In her practice she mainly focusses on music-related projects, creating new visual rhythms.



April 2017

Peter van Langen

Artist and graphic designer Peter van Langen alternates between working with different print techniques to create abstract compositions and more typography related works.



March 2017

Ramona Deckers

Ramona Deckers (1982) is an Amsterdam based photographer. Her photographs, mostly of friends and people who inspire her, are raw, celebrate youth, and lay bare private moments. The trust of her models allows Deckers to bring her camera up close and personal.



February 2017

Merijn Kavelaars ‘Shanghai Nights’

Amsterdam artist Merijn Kavelaars uses broad and intricate combinations of paint for his works, applying many layers to create character and dept.



January 2017

Tarik Barri

Tarik Barri is a Dutch audiovisual artist known for his performances, installation and live visuals for artists such as Thom Yorke, Nicolas Jaar and Monolake. –


December 2016

Heleen Blanken

Netherlands-born Heleen Blanken is known for her work as the visual artist of Trouw and other pillars in dance culture. Heleen’s work expresses itself in defining the indefinable and finding organic beauty in abstract and natural forms.



November 2016

Thierry Vrakking

Thierry is a propitious third-year HKU photography student. Through the application of inventive photo techniques Vrakking creates abstract art, as well as atypical series of portraits and street scenes reflecting his personal and social views.