Artworks availible at ARTSURPRISE Marketplace


Marketplace is the new function at and some of my artworks are also availible there. The benefit is, that you could discover from this point all works availible in online shops at a single point. I use different systems to measure the frequency and quality of online sales and with Marketplace i could offer my clients a single information point. Nice feature.

Links: artsurprise marketplace



POP UP IN SPAIN – Exhibition – Performance

POP UP in Spain

In May 2013 the conceptual artist Juan Petry invited his artist friends and people from the local area in Eastern spain to participate in an action drawing  and poetry event in the house of the dragon, the artist residence in Cervera del Maestre.


POP UP in Spain - Poetry in the Casa del Dragon - Spring 2013

POP UP in Spain – Poetry in the Casa del Dragon – Spring 2013

“I invited art lovers and artists to draw together on one table under the theme of the exhibition POP UP IN SPAIN.

I am sure, whenever you give a group a reason to work together, the result has much more value than just the collection of individual works. The process of interaction and doing something in a group creates a new multidimensional expression and gives a relaxed feeling to the participants, since they are not alone responsible for the result.

Links : Pop up in Spain


ARTSURPRISE ENTER Gerstaecker Germany

ARTSURPRISE ENTER Gerstaecker Germany

The open european art project ARTSURPRISE – the fast growing social sculpture – entered the Gerstaecker Store in Eitorf (Germany).

“We want to to to real art places. And this is one of the places, where the artwork starts. We like to meet much more artists for upcomming point of sales ( especially in Berlin and Barcelona ) and we like to meet the professional artists right here (Juan Petry).”

Links: ARTSURPRISE | Point of Sales | Gerstaecker Store

MIGRATION – european art in times of reconstruction

migration- european art in the house of the dragon

The fall of the Berlin Wall will be seen in retrospect as the beginning of European Migration. Already in the mid-20th century, the flow of tourists followed the bohemian world to Italy, Greece and Spain. At present, the crisis is reflected by the economic refugees who establish new livelihoods in other European countries.

There are the grandchildren of the first generation of guest-workers, who set off again. Then there are also migrants from neighbouring countries who try their luck in Europe.

This gradual migration of peoples has long begun. It was already anticipated in the last decades by the artists who were able to move more and more freely in Europe after the Second World War and who – working internationally – are always looking for and giving new impetus.

The European Network EL-DRAC – a virtual network of 150 artists from 21 European countries – is an example of this development. More than half of them do not live and work in the country where they were born.

These culture-migrants do not only leave behind old structures. They move and also move others and, by doing so, give something positive to the crisis. They discover opportunities and places; they ask new questions there and thus, at their destination, enhance the variety and richness of European culture. They are contemporaries, they are personalities. The time of migration is also a time of arrival, outside as well as inside.

links : ARTSURPRISE | KünstlerInnen :: Domenech / Goerth / Petry / Ploetz

New location in Germany for Artsurprise



The social sculpture grows and grows. We opened a new point of sales in the town hall gallery from Hennef, a city near Bonn and Cologne in Germany.

The town major bought the first box out of the redesigned white wurlitzer vending machine. In the reunion with press we focused together with mr. mueller-grote, responsible for public relations and culture, to discover new point of sales in the town twins and to invite more artists of the region.

Links: Hennef – Town Hall Gallery

ARTSURPRISE published artwork with the number 10.000 !

magic moment - bartel 2012

magic moments – bartel 2012

The german artist Nicole Bartel distribute a new series of digital artworks as part of the project ARTSURPRISE. “magic moment” is the title, and Bartel continue the dialog. She invites creative people to partizipate in her long term performance “The trail to happyness” (Rheinbach, Germany, May 2013).

“I like a lot, that another social sculpture inside the social sculpture ARTSURPRISE mark the amazing number 10.000 (Juan Petry). After 15 month the project grows and grows.”

Links: Bartel – magic moment | ARTSURPRISE – News | ARTSURPRISE – Arte.TV

juanito en el arbol – cableART project


foto juanito en el arbol

juanito en el arbol

The german group heilandart (cologne) published a first series cableArt as part of the european art project ARTSURPRISE.

In conjunction with other works from Sonia Eva Domenech, Jaume Rocamora and other artists we all develop a new form of art, which combine physical artworks with social interaction. its amazing to see how the art lovers reply with powerfull activities.

This works in general become art in the process of the transaction between artist and buyer (holder). Tthe quality of a unique pieces of art inside this works is defined by the response.

Links : heilandart – cableArt |  Domenech – Love warriors | Petry – DIGITAL GUERILLERO


Open doors in Gelsenkirchen – Germany

ARTSURPRISE open a new point of sale in the gallery Artdepot in Gelsenkirchen (Germany)

Up to now the gallerist Renate Brändlein offer young contemporary art form ARTSURPRISE. The gallery Artdepot mount one of our vending machines full of art and surprise. ARTSURPRISE is growing and growing…and develop a new channel for marketing an d communication.

Door open” – the next event in the new contemporary hot spot in Gelsenkirchen is the right place for our emercency growing project ARTSURPRISE . All galleries in the street Bergmannstrasse open at 04 and 05 May 2013 their doors and offer the variety of contemporary young artists from Europe.

Links : Artdepot | ARTSURPRISE