Complex challenges call for simple solutions, and they in turn require inspiration. Sometimes the process can be analytical and hands-on, sometimes it’s abstract and visionary. Often, it’s a journey that begins with a blank sheet of paper.
In our work, we consistently discover similarities to the art and process of Maarten Thiel – who, like us, has an eye for detail even when working with a big canvas, an ability to work with multiple layers, and can create depth using a perfect mix of experience and confidence. We also share his willingness to keep questioning one’s approach while remaining true to oneself.
The art in our offices in Frankfurt and on this website is the work of the illustrator, graphic artist and painter Maarten Thiel. His paintings and etchings have featured for years on our walls and those of many of our clients. Maarten Thiel and Investors Marketing maintained a close personal relationship over a long period.
|1945||Born in Amsterdam|
|1963-1965||Studied fine arts under Ger Lataster and Frans Verpoorten at the Ateliers ’63 art school in Haarlem, Amsterdam, as well as art education at the school of education in Amsterdam in parallel|
|1964||First etchings; study trip to Spain and northern Africa|
|1977-1984||Lecturer in graphic design for the Architecture faculty of the University of Kassel, Germany|
|1990-1992||Lecturer in graphics for the college of fine arts, Kassel, Germany|
|1989||Awarded the Vellmar art prize|
|2008||From 1965 until his death on 20 September 2008, Maarten Thiel lived and worked in Kassel, Germany, as a freelance artist|
Under the Kunst privat! initiative, many companies and institutions across the state of Hesse open their doors to the public once a year to exhibit their normally private art collections to a broad audience. Investors Marketing joined the initiative in 2012, inviting interested members of the public into our offices to view more than 70 works that Maarten Thiel created between 1983 and 2007.