Want to see, feel, or try? You are welcome to visit my workspace in Amsterdam. Visits only on appointment.
♥ how to decorate your garment with high-quality textile paint
♠ how to make a new garment from old jeans
♠ how to upcycle denim by patches and/or funky stitches
♥ bold knit&crochet
€ 20,00 per hour. Inclusive use of patterns & materials.
For more send me a message. You can find prefab items in my Etsy shop. Or big murals on Society6! Free shipping for orders placed within Amsterdam.
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-folkloristic.
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.
“We have a duty, a calling, to create, to transform the lives of other people and meanwhile try to make a living out of it that supports us living our life as an artist.”
Jan - Dec - creative substitute teacher on primary schools
October - Workshop upcycling textile waste Secondary school
July - The upcycled denim doll is part of the exhibition @KRIMPCLUB
June 23 - Upcycled vintage demo and products garden mirrorcenter @WEMAKETHECITY Amsterdam
April 14 - @Othergroundmarket OT301 Amsterdam
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 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.
June - workshop upcycling textile waste @ 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!
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 & web design|
|1989 - 1991||Algemene Sociale Wetenschappen Universiteit Utrecht|
|1986||Graduated HTS voor de Confectie Industrie Amsterdam|
||4 months learning the Italian language Florence IT