Simons Gallery


The Hague

Netherlands

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Andrea Jo   (Director)

Jacqueline Martinez   (Assistant Director)

About

Originally a private collection based in Mexico City, including the works of Latin American and internationally-renowned masters, Simons Gallery now boasts an ever-growing contemporary collection of emerging, mid-career and established artists from around the world.
New to Simons Gallery in 2019 are secondary market works from Keith Harring, J.M Basquiat , Torres Garcia, Klee and Tintoretto.

This contemporary collection is located in Miami, Florida, and The Hague, Netherlands. Simons Gallery seeks to promote and support the relationship between the Latin American art tradition and international contemporary artists.

Simons Gallery is home to an inspired mix of artists of all generations who strive to create exceptional art for its own sake and at times as a vehicle for change and social activism, from image to action. Simons Gallery artists — through their work — seek to inspire global awareness and instil a spirit of engagement and collaboration throughout the world, homing in on salient issues and themes that we as global citizens face.

The Simons Gallery participates in prestigious Art Fairs worldwide, as
well as ecological and social projects.

Born Free 2 - Leonor Anthony

Leonor Anthony Born Free 2

Indelible in the Hippocampus - Leonor Anthony

Leonor Anthony Indelible in the Hippocampus

Urban Experience - Daria Cipriani

Daria Cipriani Urban Experience

Out of Love - Leonor Anthony

Leonor Anthony Out of Love
48H x 48W inches
2017
Mixed Media and charcoal drawing on reclaimed wood.

Solitude - Leonor Anthony

Leonor Anthony Solitude
48H x 36W inches
2018
Mixed media on canvas

Beat of Havana - Roberto Polillo

Roberto Polillo Beat of Havana
Dimensions: 23.6H x 35.4W inches
Medium: Photography

Beat of Havana - Roberto Polillo

Roberto Polillo Beat of Havana
Dimensions: 23.6H x 35.4W inches
Medium: Photography

Beat of Havana - Roberto Polillo

Roberto Polillo Beat of Havana
Dimensions: 23.6H x 35.4W inches
Medium: Photography

Beat of New York - Roberto Polillo

Roberto Polillo Beat of New York
Dimensions: 23.6H x 35.4W inches
Medium: Photography

Beat of New York - Roberto Polillo

Roberto Polillo Beat of New York
23.6H x 35.4W inches
Photography

Thelonious Monk & his wife Nellie (Milano, 1964)  - Roberto Polillo

Roberto Polillo Thelonious Monk & his wife Nellie (Milano, 1964)
Dimensions: 11.8H x 17.7W inches
Medium: Giglée print on Canson Baryta Prestige paper, 340 gsm
Year: 1964

Louis Armstrong (Juan-les-Pins, 1967)  - Roberto Polillo

Roberto Polillo Louis Armstrong (Juan-les-Pins, 1967)
Dimensions: 11.8H x 17.7W inches
Medium: Giglée print on Canson Baryta Prestige paper, 340 gsm
Year: 1967

John Coltrane (Milano, 1962) - Roberto Polillo

Roberto Polillo John Coltrane (Milano, 1962)
Dimensions: 11.8H x 17.7W inches
Medium: Giglée print on Canson Baryta Prestige paper, 340 gsm
Year: 1962

Sub Liminal Series- 2 -  Claudia  Ammirata

Claudia Ammirata Sub Liminal Series- 2
Dimensions: 36H x 48W inches
Medium: Photography
Year: 2017

Sub Liminal Series - 1 -  Claudia  Ammirata

Claudia Ammirata Sub Liminal Series - 1
Dimensions: 36H x 48W inches
Medium: Photography
Year: 2017

NYBEGYNDER -  Alessandro Painsi

Alessandro Painsi NYBEGYNDER
Size: 72 H x 48 W inches when stretched.
Media: Oil and spray on canvas
Year: 2018

Jazz, A Love Supreme - Leonor Anthony

Leonor Anthony Jazz, A Love Supreme
60H x 32W inches
2018
Mixed media on wood panel

This piece is mainly a self-portrait; a fusion of Anthony's love of Jazz and her Latin Roots. Jazz, A Love Supreme takes inspiration from the genre's freedom from hate, fear, and love of glorious inclusivity.

Beat of New York  - Roberto Polillo

Roberto Polillo Beat of New York
23.6H x 35.4W inches
2017
Photography

View from the One World Trade Center, 2016 (from the series “Beat of New York”), printed 2017
Giglée (Ink-jet) print on Canson Baryta Prestige 340 gsm paper
Mounted on dBond, wooden frame
Edition 2 of 10 + 2 AP (different formats)


Exhibiting Artists

  • Leonor Anthony  (+)

    Biography : Leonor Anthony is a Cuban-born multidisciplinary artist and activist based in Miami, Florida, with studios in Wynwood, Miami, The Hague, and Brooklyn. She is an accredited scholar, photographer and published author. Anthony is world-renowned for her provocative and subversive art, and using her work as a vehicle for activism and social engagement. Anthony’s most recent high profile exhibitions have been Jazz, A Love Supreme during Art New York 2018, The 57th Venice Biennale 2017, and two prestigious artist residencies - in Italy in February , culminating with an opening exhibit during Milan Fashion Week 2018, and in Orquevaux, France. Her work is now in the permanent collection of the Chateau d’Orquevaux.

    Exhibition : Art New York
    Pier 94, New York, May 2018

    Espinasse31, Art F***s Fashion, during Milan Fashion Week 2018
    Milan, Italy, February 22nd - April 19th 2018

    CONTEXT Art Miami
    Downtown Miami, Florida, Miami Art Week 2018

    Personal Structures, Open Borders
    European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy, May 13th – November 26th, 2017
    Venice Biennale 2017

    Singularities
    Florida International University, College of Engineering and Computing, Miami, Florida, April 2017

    Aqua Art Miami, Art Basel Week 2016
    Miami Beach, Florida, December 2016

    MACVA, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Valencia
    Valencia, Venezuela

    Contemporaries at Uffizi
    Florence, Italy, November 2016

    Nestgen Ecological Biennale Project
    Florida International University, College of Engineering and Computing, Miami, Florida
    November 8th – December 10th, 2016

    Art Expo New York
    New York, New York, April 2016

    Leonardo Da Vinci Award, The Universal Artist
    Borghese Palace, Florence, Italy – January 2016

    Spectrum Miami, Art Basel Week 2015
    Miami, Florida – December 2015

    Le Carrousel du Louvre 2015
    Paris, France, October – November 2015

    Exposure Award, Musée du Louvre
    Paris, France, July 2015

    Expo Milano 2015 International Contemporary Art
    Milan, Italy, June – August 2015

    Da Caravaggio ai Nostri Giorni
    Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy, May 2015

    Premio Gulielmo II 2015
    Citta di Monreale, Italy, March 2015

    Biennale of Palermo
    Palermo, Sicily, January 2015

    Biennale of Paris
    Paris, France, December 2014

    NestGen Ecological Biennale Project
    Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida, November – December 2014

    Le Carrousel du Louvre 2014
    Paris, France, October 2014

    Seoul Open Art Fair
    Seoul, South Korea, May 2014

    Synergy, A Grass Roots Artistic Populist Movement
    Miami Dade College Museum of Art & Design, May 2014

    Earth & Water: Our Planet, Our Life Exhibit
    Florida International University, April 2014

    Galerie Thullier
    Paris, France, March 2014

    Transition/Verity, Solo Show
    Miami Beach, Florida,

    Detailed Description : At the age of three, barely able to hold a pencil, I started drawing. And then I never stopped. I have been expressing myself through art my entire life. When I was five years old, my family left Cuba, commencing a lifetime of migration and hyphenation. This feeling of impermanence and non-identity, at home everywhere but not fully belonging anywhere became my way of life. This dichotomy of melancholy and ease, radical yet classical, underlies all my creations. All my work carries a message- social justice, equality, spirituality, intellect; my innate and passionate need to express inarticulate feelings. I carry a notebook with me everywhere I go since creation can happen anywhere. Sometimes these ideas stay in the notebook for years, and they almost always become reality. I start preparing mentally to work much before I actually begin. I commence with a clear idea of the message and the overall feeling of the piece. Throughout the night, my mind begins the work and often new ideas form in my sleep, expanding on the original thought. I start working very early in the morning, with my mind at peace and fresh, dressed entirely in black. As a priest prepares for mass, I prepare to work. I start the music, which is classical adagios and always the same, and within minutes I no longer exist in this world. I do not hear anything and I don’t stop until either the work or my physical being demands it. I work completely alone, in the silence of my mind. I am an artist because I breathe. I pour myself entirely on the work until there is nothing left of me, yet when I “return”, I am reborn. I hope to my last day to have paint on my face and hands, to be able to smell the peculiar smell of the oils and my eyes to see color that surrounds me, inside and out. The impetus of my work is my need to communicate and share a common human experience. I talk, feel and hopefully touch, through art. My work is my word and my truth.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Leonor Anthony - Jazz, A Love Supreme Jazz, A Love Supreme
    • Leonor Anthony - Solitude Solitude
    • Leonor Anthony - Out of Love Out of Love
    • Leonor Anthony - Indelible in the Hippocampus Indelible in the Hippocampus
    • Leonor Anthony - Born Free 2 Born Free 2

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Other Represented Artists

  • Claudia Ammirata  (+)

    Biography : Photographer and artist Claudia Ammirata was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Studied photography and drawing at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. She continues to learn new techniques in digital photography in Miami, Florida, where she resides. Claudia finds pleasure in using photography as a vehicle for self-expression. In her work, there is a vision of beauty and meaning in life that is ever-changing and continually expanding. This vision is shaped by present experiences, places she has lived in, struggles she has overcome and triumphs she has achieved. It’s a reflection of the little things Claudia sees or feels daily, from an inspiring melody to the subtle delicacy of a flower or a dream, that remain engraved in her mind and become part of her work. She is the author of “Ephemeral Beauty” a photography book that uses flowers as the conduit to interpret the metaphor of life.

    Exhibition : Art Palm Beach 2018, Art Media Gallery 2017, Pecha Kucha Miami 2017, Miami Twist 2016, Miami Biennale Art Gallery auction 2016, -The Hot Spot show Curator's Voice Art projects 2015, -The Hardline show 2015, Scope Miami 2014, Artecho "Photography Masters and shooting stars" Art Basel Miami 2014, -Artists and Art juried show 2014.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Claudia  Ammirata - Sub Liminal Series - 1 Sub Liminal Series - 1
    •  Claudia  Ammirata - Sub Liminal Series- 2 Sub Liminal Series- 2

  • Daria Cipriani  (+)

    Biography : Daria Cipriani was born in Tuscany, Italy and she now lives in Vancouver, Canada. Her love affair with the lens started at 19 when she boarded her first ship as a Merchant Marine officer, carrying a sextant and a small camera. As she crossed the oceans the camera became her constant companion, documenting her experience. Today she continues to travel worldwide as a professional photographer. She is internationally known for her images of people, their struggles and moments of joy; their interactions with their immediate societies and surroundings. For the past three years Daria Cipriani has been engaged on a project with the Canadian First Nations native peoples, documenting their culture and their deep and abiding connection with nature, which are depicted in her latest works. The images shown in this exhibit have been inspired by the Haida Gwaii islands and the Haida people, their totem poles and what they represent, their symbolism and the stories embedded within them. Cipriani’s published books of photography include: The Journey Home, a story about First Nations children and their residential school; Paris — La Strada; New York — Connect and Disconnect; The Colors of Cuba; and A Soul Journey of India. Daria Cipriani is represented by Simons Gallery (The Netherlands, Miami, Mexico City) and has exhibited twice in Art Basel Week Miami, at Spectrum 2015, and Aqua Art Miami in 2016, at New York Art-Expo in April 2017 and at Context Art Miami in December 2017 . Her work is included in the permanent art collection of Florida International University in Miami, Florida, housed at the FIU Honors College.

    Detailed Description : Travel and photography have been constant elements of my life. Traveling satisfies a primitive call to explore, a need to go beyond my own fears, to reach out to and communicate with people and nature, and to feel part of my own surroundings. Photography is a means, a formal language with no boundaries. As Salgado says, "it is an aesthetic way to communicate". To photograph is to establish a connection by engaging eyes, heart and mind in order to fix a vision, an emotion, a ''something'' that represents a split second of life suspended in the eternity of time. Those seconds make our story, translated into images. My composite Oltre — Immaginifico (Something Else: A World Imagined) represents an effort to go beyond reality and create harmony through layering several images, combining actuality and vision, an oneiric world inspired by love of humanity, by beauty and by hope.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Daria Cipriani - Urban Experience Urban Experience

  • Jon Gilchirst  (+)

    Biography : Jon Gilchrist is a self-taught abstract artist born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK. I’ve grown up around art – from performance art, to acting, to poetry, to painting. My work reflects that involvement and evolution – that growth. Each of my artistic expressions created amazing opportunities for me to push my boundaries, take chances, and work beyond my comfort zones. My Mother is a major motivation and inspiration in my art. And while she is no longer here, her words of encouragement and honesty live on. And those words fuel me to spread out and move onward. And so I paint – with my heart, with my spirits, with her memory. So, every time I grab a brush and a canvas, I take chances – push myself to truly live my art.

    Detailed Description : My work symbolizes moments where words and feelings and thoughts and possibilities intersect. And the energy that spawns from that intersection inspires me to reflect how it resonates with me with on canvas. I draw from my own personal history and experiences regarding triumphs and heartbreaks and denials and fortitude, along with my empathy for the world around me to create what I visualize. That empathy extends from the emotions that underscore the challenges we face as people, races, genders, and ethnicities – and the hope I have that we can all overcome those challenges. I combine colors and textures in uncommon ways. Positioning these combinations in a manner that demonstrates energy and movement. I use brush strokes and pressure as a way to convey nuance and subtlety. I also employ other objects, like hair combs and various palette knives, to communicate various thoughts in my work. I layer my work upon various textured substances in an unstructured manner, as a reflection of the emotions I’m conveying.

  • Francisco Masó

  • Alessandro Painsi  (+)

    Biography : Alessandro Painsi is an Austrian-born artist currently residing in Denmark. After being accepted into the biggest art studio for emerging artists in Denmark, he has become well known for his deeply emotional and experimental art. He is constantly working with different materials: linen, cotton, wood, glass, mirror, metal, and more. He has exhibited in and out of Europe, alongside some of the most prestigious artists from Austria. He will be auctioning off his work this June with the Dorotheum Vienna, and is planning his first museum show in Austria for 2019.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Alessandro Painsi - NYBEGYNDER NYBEGYNDER

  • Roberto Polillo  (+)

    Biography : Born in Milan in 1946, Roberto lives between his native city, Rome and Miami. In the 1960s he photographed over a hundred jazz concerts, building up a complete gallery of portraits of the most important jazz musicians of the period. These images have been displayed in numerous solo exhibitions, and used for magazines, books, CD sleeves, and have been collected in his photographic book "Swing, Bop & Free" (2006), which presents over 100 portraits of jazz icons of the 1960s. A permanent exhibition of his jazz images is on display at the Academy of Jazz in Siena. In the early 1970s, Roberto decided to hang up his camera and embark on a completely different career, as both an entrepreneur in the computer software business and a university professor. From the early 2000’s he took up his camera again, exploring new different languages for travel art photography. Roberto’s primary objective is now to capture the genius loci of cities and countries. He goes in search of the souls of the cities of the world with his camera. And so was born "Impressions of the World", an artistic adventure that began more than a decade ago and led him to more than 25 Countries, from Italy, Middle and Far East and to Central and North America. In his quest around the world, Roberto encounters cities of yesterday and cities of tomorrow. He investigates their different souls and relationships with their inhabitants, and exposes them in his particular artistic language. Roberto's book "Visions of Venice" (Skira, 2016) and "Future & The City" (Fiameni, 2017) are a first documentation of this work.

    Exhibition : Art New York Pier 94, New York, May 2018 CONTEXT Art Miami Miami Art Week. December 2017 Visions Of Venice Galerie 111, Paris. November - December 2017 Future & The City, Trieste Photo Days, Trieste, Italy. October - November 2017 Future City Bocconi University, Milano, Italy. February - September 2017 Jazz Icons: Collection for the Centennial of Jazz MIA Photo Fair, Milano (Italy). March 2017 Un secolo di jazz, la creatività estemporanea Centro Culturale Chiasso (Switzerland). March - April 2017 Three exhibitions: Jazz Icons, Visions of Venice, Future City. VAP Venice Art Projects. Venice (Italy). May – June 2017 Towers of Miami SorianoImmagine2017, Soriano nel Cimino (Italy). July -August 2017 Adentro y Afuera el Jazz (with Roberto Cifarelli), San Sebastian Art Fair, San Sebastian (Spain). July 2017 Swing, Bop & Free BASE, Milano (Italy). November 2016 Visions of Venice Fondazione Stelline, Milano (Italy). October - November 2017 Towers of Miami MIA Fair 2016. Milano (Italy). April - May 2016 Visions of Venice Tre Oci, Venezia (Italy). January - March 2016 Impressions of Venice and Jazz 60 MIA Fair 2015, Milano (Italy). April 2015 Jazz ’60 Anteo Spazio Cinema, Milano (Italy). February – March 2012 Jazz ‘60/Street Art The Don Gallery, Milano (Italy). May 2012 Il Jazz tra Europa e America Biblioteca Cantonale, Lugano (Switzerland). January – April 2011 Jazz ’60 Auditorium, Milano (Italy). October 2011 Jazz ’60 All You Need Is Photography Photo Festival, Milano (Italy). December 2010 – February 2011 Swing, Bop & Free Chiostro di S.Francesco, Sorrento (Italy). August – September 2009 Swing, Bop & Free FNAC Galleries, Verona, Napoli, Rome, Torino, Genova (Italy), 2007 –2008 Swing, Bop & Free: Jazz of the Sixties Cortile del Palazzo Pubblico, Siena (Italy). July – August 2007 Stasera Jazz Fondazione Siena Jazz, Siena (Italy). 2003 – now (permanent exhibition) I giganti del jazz (with R.Schwamenthal) C

    Detailed Description : Context Art Miami 2018 presents a selection from Roberto Polillo's series of "Jazz Icons", captured in the '60s, and a selection from his series "Beat of New York" (2016) and "Beat of Havana", (2016-2017), two paradigmatic cities, in which past, present and future are intertwined. Roberto's work has been presented for the first time in the USA at Context Miami 2017 (Impressions of the World) and Context Art New York 2018 (Jazz).

    Artist's Objects:

    • Roberto Polillo - Beat of New York Beat of New York
    • Roberto Polillo - John Coltrane (Milano, 1962) John Coltrane (Milano, 1962)
    • Roberto Polillo - Louis Armstrong (Juan-les-Pins, 1967) Louis Armstrong (Juan-les-Pins, 1967)
    • Roberto Polillo - Thelonious Monk & his wife Nellie (Milano, 1964) Thelonious Monk & his wife Nellie (Milano, 1964)
    • Roberto Polillo - Beat of New York Beat of New York
    • Roberto Polillo - Beat of New York Beat of New York
    • Roberto Polillo - Beat of Havana Beat of Havana
    • Roberto Polillo - Beat of Havana Beat of Havana
    • Roberto Polillo - Beat of Havana Beat of Havana