Our opening at Gallery 12 Mail

Our exhibition at Red Bull Space in Paris, Gallery 12 Mail opened April 28 2017. The exhibition will be up for 3 months, you can visit it Tuesday-Friday 14-18h. Further information can be found on LesInrocks

Curator: Guillaume Sorge

Exhibition text: Berengere de Thonel d’Orgeix

Teepees made by Sylvain Cabouat

Documentation photography: Valentin Lecron

 

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The Etheric Double ➡︎ Bunny Michael’s #HigherSelf Memes

Bunny Michael is a genderqueer interdisciplinary artist who creates dreamy, femme-centric images that examine spirituality, nature, and how both connect to form an ultimate “higher self.” Bunny works primarily in photography, video, music, and performance using their own image to deliver a message of transcendent self-discovery, encouraging viewers and other artists to connect to the non-corporeal aspect of themselves. As an art form Bunny utilizes self-portraiture, doubling their image to fashion parables that examine the relationship between the masculine and feminine, the body and the soul. For example, their music video for their cover of Daddy Yankee’s “Gasolina” displayed two of Bunny’s personas dancing and floating through a pastel, sensual, otherworldly reality. Recently they have been creating memes that exist on social media platforms that utilize their dual personas, making cheeky commentary on the avatar as higher self. Another persona they’ve been exploring is called “Khum Princess,” an angel/priestess who creates her own, psychologically charged songs separate from Bunny’s other music. Themes that tie together all of Bunny’s works regardless of medium are vulnerability, spirituality, sexuality, feminine energy, self-image making, and transcending worldly restraints such as gender and capitalism (source: Posture Mag. Click posturemag.com to read an interview with Bunny Michael).

CHECK OUT BUNNY MICHAEL’S INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT FOR MORE ETHERIC DOUBLES: @bunnymichael

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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on March 28, 2017 at 12:28 pm, filed under Art, Dematerialization, Emancipation, Gender, Persona, Political glam, Queer, transcendence. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

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Pinar&Viola x Print All Over Me NYC Exhibition

As part of New York textile Month, we made a collaboration with the super fun Print All Over Me from New York! We gave them our Healing Prints and they made items where you can spread healing in your everyday life. Sweatshirts, tablecloths, tote bags, clutches, with our prints varying from Mother Earth to Sexual Healing, Emancipation of Flowers to Silent Print. Last week, June 24th marked the celebration of our collaboration. The New Yorker boutique, Coming Soon in Lower East side hosted our opening, where we set up a healing oasis! Our Healing Prints that you can order on POAM’s website, were presented alongside with 2 teepees and peace flags, cushions and curtains which created an ambiance of zen and tranquility. An aestheticised oasis in the midst of our metropolic hectic lives. Thank you everyone who were there to celebrate it with us. The exhibition is open for a week more.

The scenography of our exhibition was designed by Haddock Studio, and the VR Oasis in the installation is made  by James Orlando.

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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 27, 2016 at 9:27 am, filed under Art, Craftsmanship, digital craft, Ecstatic Surface Design, Exhibition, Lifestyle, Pinar&Viola, Prints and Patterns, Styling, Surface Collection, Vernissage, Visual ecstasy. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Fish’s #1 art collective

Tokyo Aquascape Union

Let us introduce you to Tokyo Aquascape Union, a group of Japanese artists with a big passion for aquariums.  They are skilled aquarium lovers who use their talent, patience and skills to create mesmerizing compositions, planting balance and healthy habitats for fish.

When you look at their aquascaping creations, you may be transported in a surreal world where the underwater mountains and forests became breathing paintings.
The only way to tell it’s an aquarium are thanks to the fish flying through the air.

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P&V Healing Prints

The way fashion designers launch collections where they showcase the near-future of clothing, our studio yearly launches collection where we showcase the near-future of images. Followed by our artist statement about our devotion to social and planetary justice, we digitally crafted a collection where we made prints and garments that revitalise and celebrate the sacredness of nature. Pinar&Viola Healing Prints is a collection of rebellious visuals fabricated into unique fashion statements.

We would like to thank Stimuleringsfonds for their generous support in making this collection happen. The pictures of The Mother Earth Dress is taken by Thomas Vassarot and the rest of the healing prints is photographed by Wendelin Spiess

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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on July 20, 2016 at 4:02 pm, filed under Art, Craftsmanship, Ecstatic Surface Design, Fashion, Paris, Pinar&Viola, Prints and Patterns, Surface Collection, Uncategorized, Visual ecstasy. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

We designed a holographic catwalk

Our studio designed the world’s first holographic catwalk for a virtual fashion line, all showcased on a real model, during Amsterdam Fashion week in July 2016. With this technology, we mimicked what Google’s Magic Leap will make us experience in the upcoming years. As for the future of fashion, we believe that people buy, throw, and mistreat their clothing because we do not feel connected with the inanimate objects around us. That is the reason why, with this catwalk experience, we made people emphasise with their clothing the way they do with their friends, where we visualised the spirit of the clothing.

Through animism, we gave life to the fashion line of Amber Slooten by adding facial characteristics like mouths and eyes and interactions between the dress and the model. You can find more information about this project on our interview in The Creators Project, and watch the making off of the hologram here.

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Silencio Pool Party

Last summer, around this time, Silencio, the renown Parisian night club, designed by David Lynch, opened their doors to a temporary summer house in the south of France. We have been asked to organise a pool party with our Scandal Aqua Collection towels, which were a highly aestheticised, open minded yet critical scenario for the future of political sex scandals. The party started with a champagne breakfast and lasted till very late at night with all the guests in the pool.

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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on June 15, 2016 at 7:44 pm, filed under Art, Decadence, digital craft, Digitalization, Ecstatic Surface Design, Lifestyle, Pinar&Viola, Political glam, Surface Collection. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Mother Earth in Paris & MTV Ident

Pinar&Viola – Mother Earth in Paris from Pinar&Viola on Vimeo.

Pinar&Viola – MTV IDENT – Mother Earth, Who Are You from Pinar&Viola on Vimeo.

As part of ArtCOP21, the art events surrounding the ecology summit COP21, our installation Mother Earth in Paris was shown in Gleichapel Gallery in Marais. The exhibition features an installation that unveils revamped, contemporary, environmentalist messages of peace.

Through a video installation, Mother Earth reveals her grace and wisdom on a screen surrounded by prints having elements varying from Voynich Manuscript, root vegetables, peace banners, BC cave drawings of astral travels and liquid and sensual Mother Earth. With this eclectic choice of imagery, we show that the more we are driven by technology, the more we strive for knowledge and for the recognition of the sacredness of nature.

As we recently pledged in our Artist Statement, we’ll be devoting our work in creating highly aesthetic, charismatic activisms which will offer irresistible invitations for a more truthful and humane future. Mother in Paris is the first work we created after this altruistic pledge. Hereby the thorough interview we gave to Dazed about Mother Earth.

Later on, for MTV, as their ident, we created special extracts of our Mother Earth in Paris video, with custom wisdom quotes given by the Mother Goddess, where the Mother Earth catches your gaze and asks you “Who are you when no body is watching you”.

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A heartful thank you to the Netherlands!

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P&V Sweatshop

To install our last show, Blue Jeans On Thin Ice, we were in Los Angeles for two weeks. Essential elements of this new installation were 62 denim teddy bears. One by one, we crafted the bears by hand in our own, LA based, denim sweatshop. This terrific amount of craftsmanship was done under the supervision of the amazing Christi Baquet.

This post gives a glimpse of all hours spend in the making of the Blue Jeans On Thic Ice teddy bears. We could only achieve the beautiful result thanks to the help of these unforgettable people: David Charles, Melinda Gorham, Christi Baquet, Malvin Wix, Sean Costello (= the builder of the shooting gallery), Lady Karson, Noah Paul, BULLETT, Michelle Watson, Nico, Emi Tamaru, Joanna Rosso, Kali Nikitas, Gabe, Jeroen, Mike Gamms, Remy Brixton and the entire KKLA Family thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! <3

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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on November 26, 2013 at 12:26 pm, filed under Art, Craftsmanship, Exhibition, Pinar&Viola, Surface Collection. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Blue Jeans on Thin Ice – P&V Shooting Gallery

We’re now in Los Angeles to prepare our upcoming show at KesselsKramer.

The opening Pinar&Viola’s Blue Jeans On Thin Ice
PRESENTED BY KK LOS ANGELES
Opening Party: November 14th 7PM – 10PM
Showcase runs: Until December 20th !

“Obama owns a pair of jeans, us too. And anyone can also own a gun.”
– P&V

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European multi-media artists Pinar&Viola are having their debut show in the US and their coming out with a
bang. Their show “Blue Jeans On Thin Ice” is an interactive installation that shines a light on the handgun
violence issues we face in America. They will create a dome and shooting gallery entirely out of denim and
people will not buy the art, but shoot with a rifle to win it. The prize, or artwork in this case is a custom made
denim teddy bears. They’ll have a total of 62 teddy bears symbolizing the amount of mass gun shootings
that occurred in the US since the day Pinar&Viola were born.

Pinar&Viola state:
“We find it such an imminent, important subject and we are surprised that due to the traditional narrowmindedness
of the country and the established gun companies that the country keeps on failing to take
action.”

The exhibition suggests a ground where people are free to satisfy their shooting needs, in a fantasy fun fair
format, while not harming anyone. They decided to take jeans as a metaphor and obsessively cover the
gallery because they find gun and jeans are both democratic. “One represents the American dream and the
other America’s nightmare.”
Pinar&Viola’s Blue Jeans On Thin Ice !
PRESENTED BY KK LOS ANGELES
Opening Party: November 14th 7PM – 10PM
Showcase runs: Until December 20th !
“Obama owns a pair of jeans, us too. And anyone can also own a gun.”
– P&V

NOTES TO EDITORS

ABOUT PINAR &VIOLA
As an eclectic young duo, coming from Istanbul and Amsterdam, currently living in Paris, they live, reflect
and initiate fast changing trends in their practice. This made them become today’s experts of avant-garde
image creation, working with galleries, publications and institutions who are the leaders in their line of
expertise.

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Photo credit: Isabella Rozendaal and Pinar&Viola

ABOUT KK GALLERY
KesselsKramer is an outlet for renowned artists to explore new stories, aesthetics or mediums they cannot
usually exhibit in a commercial gallery space. Work that is meaningful to the artist and to people who love art
and really good stories. KK Los Angeles is at 963 Chung King Road and has a sister gallery on Hoxton
Square in East London.
KK Los Angeles is at 963 Chung King Road and has a sister gallery on Hoxton Square
in East London.

CONTACT
Press materials + more info: david@kklosangeles.com
963 Chung King Road, Chinatown, LA, 90012

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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on November 4, 2013 at 3:45 pm, filed under Art, Exhibition, Pinar&Viola, Various, Vernissage. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

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