Want to see, feel, or try? You are welcome to visit my workspace in my house in Amsterdam Southside. Visits only on appointment.
You can participate in a workshop on how to decorate your garment with high-quality textile paint or how to make a new garment from old denim. Workshops upcycling denim will take place at my studio on Wednesday & Thursday evening. 35,00 euro p.p. Patterns, yarn, beads, and textile paint available. For more info check the event on Facebook, use WhatsApp or e-mail.
You can find prefab items in my Etsy shop. Or big murals on Society6! Till the first of July 25% discount with the code pixelpolly2020 in my webshop.
21 December MONSTER sale Rooftop Art Market Jack Amsterdam
22 + 23 September Art route Oostelijke eilanden: Open Oost!
1 + 15 September pop-up garage expo @Postjeskade Amsterdam Popup garage expo in my great temporarily atelier @Postjeskade23 Amsterdam. I was so happy to host Teguh Hartanto (silkscreen prints), Nissim Men (city portraits), Irene Janze (installations), Tijmen Meijer (3D interactive) & Quintus Glerum (robotic creature). Music performance by The Poofters froth Wyoming plans ahead.
Upcycled denim doll
From denim leftovers, I created the denim sculpture “FEEL”. HXWXD 120X50X50 cm.
I was so happy I was able to exhibit the sculpture on a bed at the garage atelier expo Amsterdam September 2018. The bed is decorated with text & drawings, accomplished by students from the St. Joost Academie Breda.
Doors of perception
The denim sculpture has a cripple appearance and reminds us vaguely of a sex doll. In an era of digital overconsumption, we receive an overload of information. Our brains have limited resources. When constrained and overwhelmed with thoughts, they pursue well-trod paths of least resistance, trying to efficiently bring order to chaos. Information overload keeps us mired in noise.... “Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” T.S. Elliot.
The denim doll is holding the book " Art & Lies" by Jeanette Winterson. Besides the bed, an old overhead projector was placed with the intro text from this book. It explains the alienation and the timelessness of art:
The nature of a work of art
is not to be a part, nor yet
a copy of the real world,
but a world in itself,
independent, complete, autonomous
and to possess it fully
you must enter that world,
conform to its laws,
and ignore for the time the beliefs,
aims, and particular conditions
which belong to you
in the other world of reality.
(Oxford lectures on poetry: Professor Bradley in the year 1901)
Hi! Nice that you are interested in my world of mystic shades, funky colors, and crazy lines. I am a Dutch painter and upcycler. Since 1990 I am working with charcoal, graphite, and paint. Around the year 2000, I started also working on a computer with a pen tablet. Since 2010, I extended my work field with textiles and applied art. The characteristics of my work are artisanal, small scale, and neo-romantic.
The name Pixelpolly was invented in a spontaneous mood while working on the computer with timelines, filters, and effects. (Pixel Polly is a scattering, exploding effect in Adobe After Effects). Work has been shown at the linen museum Bussemakerhuis in Borne, the National Theater Hall in Utrecht (paintings & video walls), the Museum of resistance in Amsterdam (installation), at the Dutch sustainable Fashion Week & during the annual Museum Night of Rotterdam.
24 JUNE workshop upcycling textile waste - work with glossy textile paint or make your own denim jewelry @ the Refugees Food Festival Final Party De Ruimte Amsterdam
7 DECEMBER - Street art performance Trash fashion. Location the futuristic station Arnhem. This event was part of the traveling exhibition FACE TIME of foundation "Kunst en Cultuur in Beweging". The theme was Identity in society. de public space performance was supported by Awearness Fashion. Our waste-culture has a devastating effect on our planet earth. The garment industry is one of the biggest polluters, its impact on our globe is disastrous. It was an interactive performance staged by Eco-nymphs dressed up in trash-fashion: garments and accessories all made of waste textiles. The intention was to give the traveler a loving but sustainable message with sweet music, hand kisses, perfume, and eco-glitter. Warning: this show is not visible for those who don't believe in fairy tales!
16 & 17 SEPTEMBER - VRIJPLAATS FESTIVAL Former Bijlmer Bajes Amsterdam 2 days full of art, music & performances (VIDEO)
JULY 16TH - TELEPORT ART EVENT 3RD EDITION @Amsterdam Teleport Hotel
JUNE 17TH - TEXTILE UPCYCLE BENCH BENCHCOLLECTIVE @ HOODSTOCK BEHIND BARS
JUNE 10TH - URBAN CULTURE DAYS - Broedplaats Lely Amsterdam
2014 Exhibition British Airways VIP lounge Schiphol
2013 Annual Museum night Rotterdam, location the Schielandshuis; expo "smaakdoorbraak"
2011 Art @ the Schellens Fabriek Eindhoven
Art Lease by Artolive
||Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash & webdesign||Self support|
Masterclass by the American photorealist Ted Seth Jacobs Ecole Albert Defois
|1989 - 1991||Algemene Sociale Wetenschappen Universiteit||Universiteit Utrecht|
||4 months learning the Italian language
Diploma 'HTS voor de Confectie Industrie' (Now called AMFI)