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.

P&V Healing Prints

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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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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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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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on June 15, 2016 at 1:38 pm, filed under Creatures, digital craft, Ecstatic Surface Design, Pinar&Viola, Prints and Patterns, Published, Things 'n Flings, Trending, Visual ecstasy. 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.

Cyborgs Have Feelings Too

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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on May 25, 2015 at 2:29 pm, filed under Creatures, digital craft, Fetish, Queer, tech life, Visual ecstasy, XXX. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

This is how we will look in a millennia xx P&V

We have always been told that we cannot bring our earthly possessions to the afterworld. Not true! The most fabulous ancient skeletons are discovered. Encrusted with precious stones dating from the Roman Catacombs of the eighteenth century, these lavishly decorated skeletons makes us want to invest in precious jewels more than ever. Found and photographed by historian Paul Koudounaris, these images will be featured in his new book, Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs.

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All photos by Paul Koudounaris.
This blogpost is made possible thanks to Jodi Banfield

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 13, 2013 at 11:33 am, filed under Craftsmanship, Decadence, Lifestyle, Other ecstatics, Styling, Things 'n Flings, Various, Visual ecstasy. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Fake scene boosting hope

A struggling town bought itself new hope by painting fake scenes on its walls

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Man walks his dog past a hoarding around a building site, which has been covered with artwork to make it look more appealing, in the village of Bushmills on the Causeway Coast

Boy rides his bicycle past an empty house, which has been covered with artwork to make it look more appealing, in the village of Bushmills on the Causeway Coast

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A bakery, a bookmaker and a barber have recently appeared in a village in Northern Ireland. But you cannot enter any of them. In a bid to bring in tourists, the town of Bushmills, famous for the whiskey that was first distilled there 400 years ago, has painted over a dozen abandoned storefronts and houses.

There are windows and doors with people looking out, a bakery with an appetizing selection of bread and cakes, and a traditional cobbler, where a man in a flat cap can be seen mending shoes.

It’s not the first time Northern Ireland has tried this. A similar attempt to doll up villages in county Fermanagh so that visiting G8 leaders wouldn’t see how woeful the region looked drew anger and derision; “cosmetic surgery for serious wounds,” one local resident said. But in Bushmills, local residents raised their own funds to add to government money, and the project’s been a success, a local councillor told Reuters; two of the painted stores have already found new owners.

The original article is taken from qz.com. All photos by Cathal McNaught for Reuters.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 2, 2013 at 7:09 am, filed under Craftsmanship, Folk, Other ecstatics, Styling, Things 'n Flings, Various, Visual ecstasy. 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.

Mobile Pâtisserie

Decoden comes from Japan, it’s a form of contemporary craftsmanship that’s focused on the decoration of technological devices. One of the possible embellishment themes of Decoden is pastry: sweet decorations turn mobile devices in faux-desserts. Realistic looking whipped cream, fruits, chocolate bars and cookies transform your mobile phone in a decadent piece of eye candy. With this candy you don’t need to worry about calories, however, if your mobile cake makes your mouth water, see it as the perfect moment to inhale some vapor candy. No need for chewing, just continue your phone conversation.
We bumped into Decoden while looking for visual elements for a new project we are currently working on with fashion designers MarryMe-JimmyPaul. We gave form to the catwalk of their upcoming show which will open the Amsterdam Fashion Week. Very soon we will upload the result!

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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on July 10, 2013 at 3:25 pm, filed under Craftsmanship, Sugar, Things 'n Flings, Visual ecstasy. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

A Sparkling Protest

A limited edition Fur Free scarf by Pinar&Viola for Bont voor Dieren and Fur Free.

The scarf wants to expose the benefits of the alternatives for real fur in fashion by showing the beauty of the unnatural and the artifice. In order to symbolize the endless possibilities of artificial fur, we made the entire panthera family parade on a fashionable scarf. Blood drips of the anti fur campaigns are replaced by stains of rainbow colors ornamenting the panthers’ fur. The print displays an optical illusion of rounds that mimic a cut on the surface of the scarf. Utterly fake fur strains are peaking out of these graphical rounds; proud to be fake.

Bont voor Dieren (Fur for Animals) is a Dutch animal protection organization dedicated to the rights and protection of all fur-bearing animals. They campaign against the production and use of fur by raising public awareness on issues such as animal cruelty and welfare. Bont door Dieren supports Fur Free, an initiative by Jojanneke van der Veer and Femke Dekker. Fur Free organizes Fur Free shows, Fur Free exhibitions, publish Fur Free magazines and write Fur Free manifesto’s.

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The Fur Free Scarf is part of the exhibition PROTEST!. Fur Free invited print- and graphic designers to come up with their very own iconic Fur Free protest poster. Participating designers are: Alex Kaséta, And Beyond, Antoine Peters, Bas Kosters, Bart de Baets, Experimental Jetset, Glamcult Studio, Hansje van Halem, Karen van de Kraats, Nicole Martens, Nieuw Jurk and Our Polite Society. The exhibition is on from January 21st till January 26th, all designs will be on view at De Slang, one of Amsterdam’s oldest squats on Spuistraat 199.

Photos of the opening by Mgr Madhatter:

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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on January 23, 2013 at 3:27 pm, filed under Glam Chaos, Graphic design, Other ecstatics, Photography, Political glam, Research, Uncategorized, Visual ecstasy. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

*Latest work* Holy Courtney Stodden

For the December issue, BULLETT Magazine interviewed sensational Courtney Stodden and her mother. We made the artwork illustrating the article. A year ago Courtney made the headlines with marrying Doug Hutchison at the age of 17. She is quite loud about her religious beliefs, putting an emphasis on God being her only plastic surgeon. While respecting her Christian beliefs (in glitter) we played with her teenager meets woman, playboy looks meets church aesthetics, coming together with her infamous prune lips and her fashion.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on December 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm, filed under Decadence, Ecstatic Surface Design, Gender, Ghetto gold, Glam Chaos, Graphic design, Pinar&Viola, Published, Visual ecstasy. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

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