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.

Pinar&Viola for IKEA

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: amandine@pinar-viola.com

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Music video ‘Said and Done’ for Sofie Winterson

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P&V prints 4 Koché

Here you see the prints we made for Paris fashion house Koché. The collection was presented during Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2016. All the prints are made by us from scratch, every denim hole and piece of sequin is digitally placed piece by piece, creating a true work of digital craftsmanship. Afterwards, the prints were decorated with real pieces of sequin, lace and other couture ornamentation as a three-dimensional extension of the images we designed. This is where digital and craftsman couture collide, giving birth to post-digital couture, a symbiotic life form. You can access the full review and the rest of the collection from here. Click here for an interview with Christelle Kocher (the designer/creative director of the house) and Interview Magazine.

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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on April 29, 2016 at 8:48 am, filed under Fashion, Pinar&Viola. 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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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on April 11, 2016 at 2:13 pm, filed under Art, digital craft, Digitalization, Ecstatic Surface Design, Exhibition, Fashion, Lifestyle, Natural, Paris, Pinar&Viola, Prints and Patterns, Published, Things 'n Flings, Vernissage, Visual ecstasy. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Our prints for Koché – Spring2015

Our latest digitale couture became physical French couture!!!💕

From NowFashion.com:
Kocher aims to bring together a vision of urbane contemporary dressing spliced with the exquisite crafts seldom harnessed in the real world. “It’s a melting pot of Parisian romance, Asian color-clash, the New Yorker’s cool sportswear. There are easy nylon track pants and dresses requiring hours of embroidery to create,” the designer said, as her chill cast milled around in the corridor. Point in case, a lightweight parka delicately fringed with feathers, bejeweled crop tops, or fantastic low riding jeans with a singlet one-piece. Everywhere, pseudo ethnic silver jewelry (if your tribe is the neo-raver one) twinkled and tinkled.

This is the don’t-care-for-gender dress form of athleisure, a savant mixture of the trappings of 1980s, 1990s sportswear combined with the craftsmanship of couture.

All of it smacked of questionable youthful taste, but that would be missing the painstaking attention to details where snobbery might only see dubiously printed polyester and lurid laces. By deploying the arsenal of age-old crafts on the synthetic and man-made, is Kocher breaking the last taboo, or bridging a divide no longer necessary? For the Willow and Jaden Smith generation, Koché is exactly what couture means.

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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 30, 2015 at 6:59 pm, filed under Exhibition, Fashion, Friends, Graphic design, Paris, Pinar&Viola, Prints and Patterns, Published, Vernissage. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

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.

Paris Nuit Blanche

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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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on October 17, 2013 at 11:09 am, filed under Ecstatic Surface Design, Exhibition, Graphic design, Paris, Pinar&Viola, Political glam, Published, Surface Collection, Vernissage. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

New project: My secret assistant

My Secret Assistant is created during the Liquid Journalism think-tank organized by Mediafonds in 2013. We were teamed up with Geertjan Lassche, a Dutch reporter and documentary maker, to find contemporary solutions for journalism.
My Secret Assistant is a smartphone application which discretely keeps the connection between you and your network warm and alive. This project is a critical proposal for the future of journalism.

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Why we need to have My Secret Assistant
We are the generation where the meaning of friendship and acquaintance is defined by social media. We flirt on our Facebook accounts, follow with Twitter, socialize and share pictures with Instagram and connect through LinkedIn. While this organic network grows bigger every day, it also gets more and more difficult and time consuming for us to keep all our personal contacts alive.

We’re simply too busy to feed our relations with information. The result: business contacts slowly fade away and we miss professional network opportunities for our future. What we need is an assistant!
This smart application, hidden in our phone, which time-to-time reminds you of your A-list business contacts, takes topics / actualities of the day and morphs them into personalized emails or messages for you to send to your most valuable business contacts.

How does it work
Through accurate inputs and filters, easy to use interface, the user can start a connection through news and media events that are custom prepared and adapted for each person. This service would never send a message without your consent, as we know how dear your network is for you. And the app bares a fantastic toll which prevents the receiver of your messages sees it as junk mail.
My Secret Assistant, it’s a secret between you and us.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm, filed under Dematerialization, Digitalization, Information Wars, Internet, Lifestyle, Pinar&Viola, Sustainability, Video. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

♥Fab Pink Allies♥ Outfit inspiration

In the streets of Amsterdam, during Gay Pride 2013, we photographed these fabulous lady-like allies. They’re dressed with style in ton sur ton pink. While we recovered from the pride, we digitally crafted with some photo apps, the ladies’ outfits for Gay Pride 2014. We can’t wait for next year!

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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on August 6, 2013 at 5:25 pm, filed under Amsterdam, Fashion, Lifestyle, Persona, Photography, Pinar&Viola, Queer, Styling, Subculture. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Rap Game Picasso

Following the artworks series we make for the NYC based magazine BULLETT, we lately illustrated the interview of rapper Riff Raff.

We were inspired by his biggest dream of swimming in a spaghetti meatball. We dared ourselves to make a surface that even Riff Raff would look minimalist next to his version of Pinar&Viola. He called it Rap Game Picasso, the ultimate work title given to us so far.

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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on July 20, 2013 at 10:00 am, filed under Decadence, Digitalization, Music, Other ecstatics, Persona, Pinar&Viola, Published, Styling, Visual ecstasy. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

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