friendmade® was founded in 2018, based on the ideas of CEO & artist Stijn van der Pol. The main purpose of friendmade® is to bridge the gap between talented, unknown artists and the art loving public through creative, innovative concepts and with fair, beautiful products. We wanted to create a setting where upcoming artists can join forces, are treated fairly and collectively have a voice. A platform where artists are stimulated and challenged to create their most authentic art, without being interfered in the artistic process. A brand where not curators, but artists decide what is creative and contemporary. A label that stands for true creativity.
friendmade® is the place to discover both upcoming and established, truly contemporary, creative artists. Photographers, illustrators, painters, poets and others. Unlike any other online art gallery, friendmade® is 100% artist-driven. Through artist-to-artist invitations and online votings not us, but our artists decide what artists become part of friendmade®. This way we are able to, at any time, offer you truly contemporary, creative and high quality art, curated by artists.
It is our goal to offer you undiscovered, truly creative, 100 % contemporary art. But who is to decide what is creative? Or contemporary? We believe this choice is best made by creatives themselves. That is why we ask our artists to do the curation. Through artist-to-artist invitations they help us discover the undiscovered. In online votings they collectively curate the most creative art, and thereby define the friendmade® style and collection. Our view on truly contemporary art.
friendmade® offers art from artists in many disciplines. Photography, illustration, painting, digital art, collage art, fineart, poetry and other fine arts. Browse through our friendmade® collection to find art from established artists and professional creatives or visit the friendmade® academy to find talented artists. As all our art is curated by artists, we promise our artworks to be creative and of high quality.
Friendmade offers a variety of Wall Art and Design products. All our products are developed in the highest quality and in cooperation with our Artists. More info on our Wall Art products can be found here.