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Nice that you are interested in my world of mystic shades, funky colors, and crazy lines. I am a Dutch painter, textile artist, 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.
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 Mirror cente r @ we make the city in 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 temporary 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.
The textile sculpture was exhibited on a bed. The bed was decorated with text & drawings, accomplished by students from the St. Joost Academie Breda.
It was 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)
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!