Pièce de résistance








We discovered a shop of colorful clothes with allover printed reproductions of old masters. The title of this clothing line is all-encompassing: Famous Painters Wear. The enhanced quality of the textile prints levels with a glossy art book.
Famous Painters Wear sells their artful collection in Amsterdam on the Waterlooplein market and on their webshop.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on January 22, 2012 at 12:31 pm, filed under Amsterdam, Art, Fashion, Folk, Other ecstatics. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Political Playboys + BYOB

Political Playboys mirrors today’s aestheticized politics, which seems to lean to entertainment. Politicians, especially the charismatic ones, tend to have a driven and vain nature which seeks power and adulation. Political sex scandals are the perfect fit in our entertainment time spirit. This led the border between the exterritorial politicians and the folk to narrow.
With the social network frenzy, juicy news spread quicker and the unavoidably entertained us with their (fatal) embarrassments. 

The animation ‘Political Playboys’ uses the visual and textual language of digital folkloric web porn banners and wants to contribute to the discussion on the popularization, dramatizing, personalizing and tabloidizing of the political discourse.

Political Playboys was exhibited at the Bring Your Own Beamer show at W139 in Amsterdam. BYOB is a series of one-night-exhibitions hosting artists and their projectors, curated by Rafaël Rozendaal.

BYOB participating artists:
Aukje Dekker, Anika Schwarzlose, Champagne Valentine, Ewoudt Boonstra, Eline Mul, Elza Jo, Father Futureback, Helma van Nuenen, Jonas Lund, Katja Novitskova, Kristy Fenton/Foom, Sterling Crispin, Matthijs van Henten, Maurice Trouwborst, Melanie Bonajo, Miktor & Molf, Nicole Martens, Peter Luining, Pinar & Viola, Sasa Ostoja, Simon Wald Lasowski, Wyne Veen, Max Werner & Lucy McRae.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 15, 2011 at 3:48 pm, filed under Amsterdam, Ecstatic Surface Design, Exhibition, Pinar&Viola, Political glam, Visual ecstasy. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

A peek in the Liemburg castle

Last week, our close friend Harmen Liemburg had us for dinner in his home studio. It was really special to see his captivating universe. And check out Harmen the fancy teenager and his blowing 80s hairdo.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on March 28, 2011 at 6:06 pm, filed under Amsterdam, Friends, Graphic design, Poster. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

The four matriarchs

Stained glass window design by Pinar&Viola for a synagogue in Amsterdam.

These stained glass windows depict the four Jewish matriarchs: Sara, Rebecca, Leah and Rachel. Each window, composed with Judaic symbols, tells the story of one of the matriarchs. The synagogue puts an emphasis on the importance of these four women in Judaism. It’s not very common to give the matriarchs a prominent place in a synagogue. Besides their presence in a synagogue, in general the depiction of the four matriarch is not common in Judasm neither.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on March 15, 2011 at 12:50 pm, filed under Amsterdam, Ecstatic Surface Design, Pinar&Viola, Visual ecstasy. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.


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