As Pinar&Viola, we were asked by Adidas Head Quarters in Germany, to rejuvenate their archival imagery. The assignment has been given by the beginning of 2016 in order to create intrigue for their flagship store in NYC which opened last week (beginning December 2016). During theis project, we payed regular visit to Adidas Headquarters in Herzogenaurach and befriended the curator of their archives.
As a result, we created a collection of images where adidas athletes come together in a ground with no space, time and gender. Inspired by Adidas’ innovation politcy, future-craft, we digitally hand crafted these images which would inspire sportsman of all age background for a stylistic and energetic way forward.
The images carry superstar athletes such as Derek Rose, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Harden, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Stan Smith, Zidane, Messi, together with the founder of Adidas, Adi Dassler.
This project was meant to go on the walls of their flagship store, on 5th avenue New York, yet because of change of direction, they remained as an internal vision-inspiration for Adidas.
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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There is the overview of our latest image collection Healing Prints, which include Mother Earth in Paris, The Emancipation of Flowers, Silent Print, Sexual Healing, Paris Heart Club and Coral Gardener in Bali that we specially designed for the cover of My Wavy Sarong Book, and Healing From Capitalism that we designed for Ordinary Magazine. Please read our recent artist statement for the meaning of this work. 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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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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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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IKEA commissioned Pınar&Viola to create a collection of prints under their name, to go on a wide variety of IKEA products, as a part of their Limited Print Collection. On 8th of June, during Democratic Design Days in IKEA Headquarters in Almhult, Sweden, the prototypes of the collection were presented to a group of 250 journalists.
IKEA asked Pınar&Viola to create prints that would attract, inspire, and surprise people all over the world. They wanted prints which would make them dream. To respond to IKEA’s wish, P&V created a collection which is an invitation to embrace the stranger, the unknown, the alien. A collection to celebrate similarities and differences. A collection to make people fantasise about social and planetary justice, through mythical animals and creatures. A collection to embrace the other. These themes are embodied in the four worlds: forest creatures, sweet alien, birds and the bees, and Gaudi giraffe.
The collection will be launched worldwide on June 2017. If you wish to know more about this collection don’t hesitate getting in touch with us: email@example.com
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Hi everyone! We are hired by Adidas for a secret project, involving Pinar&Viola, their image and future!!!!! Can’t reveal anything till November, but until then we show you some backstage photography of us two in their headquarters in Germany. xxx
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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We exhibited Scandal Aqua, our 2013 collection at the town hall of the 2nd arondissement of Paris, as part of Nuit Blanche. This collection is a visual scenario inspired by the latest political sex scandals, it expresses the mediatization and tabloidization of politics.
The town hall of Paris (la Mairie), with its political context and the church wall in its courtyard where the teenager girls were projected, was absolutely the best exhibition place for Scandal Aqua. You can find more information concerning the collection here.
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We have a fresh ’n tight new website: WWW.PINAR-VIOLA.COM
The site is built by the great Ingo Valente!
For the Dutch Independent Style Paper Glamcult, for their big fashion issue of March, we made a print-extravaganza editorial with photographer Duy Vo and stylist Lisa Anne Stuyfzand. We made the models emerge in our ecstatic patterns. The March issue features also an interview with us.
Glamcult is free and is available in The Netherlands and Belgium.
Our Overlays are inspired by trompe-l’oeil, a classical painting technique that creates optical illusions. Trompe-l’oeils were popular among Baroque artists. The paintings deceived the viewer’s senses while the artists playfully explored the boundaries between image and reality on their canvas. As Pinar&Viola, our canvas is the internet and the web shows that, today the boundaries of image and reality, the actual and the virtual, are blurred away.
A special section of internet’s images are results of everyday digital gestures like a self-portrait, in netspeak labeled as a ‘selfie’. These self-aware selfies are our daily optical illusions that deceive the senses of our Facebook friends. Our profile pictures reveal, as much as they hide, our persona. Our tromple-l’oeil webcam Overlays are digitally crafted devotions of these carefully constructed acts of self-design. These illusionary sceneries are heavily inspired by digital folklore imagery like desktop wallpapers, GIF animations and fantasy web art.
Go to Overlayer.com and turn into a bright blue waterfall, a swamp oracle, a sadomasochistic fire spitting demon and more. The transformative pixels are only one click away, please share your selfies with us!!!