Deimion van der Sloot

Visual- Graphic- Performance- artist based in Amsterdam.

contact:
peim@peim.nl

visit or write me at:
De Roos van Dekamaweg 11
1061 HR Amsterdam
the Netherlands

Deimion ‘Peim’ van der Sloot grew up on a bio-dynamic farm in Argentina which he exchanged for the Academy of the Arts in Utrecht, where he graduated in 2010.
Besides traditional graphic design he is always looking for interesting niches between visual arts, design, performance, installation and film.

Since 2015 he is mainly focussing on his autonomous projects. With notable and distinct materials, vibrating colors, patterns and compositions he’s been producing work at an impressive rate. Through a wide range of graphic techniques including collages, silkscreen and print he is ‘tricking’ the visual perception of the viewer questioning its reality, space and time. The performative aspects of his work are not ignored but rather encouraged. His works react to a capitalized world by being autogenous with self-obtained value.

His collaborative and autonomous projects has been exhibited in different galleries around the world, including Kunsthal (NL) Kapitaal (NL), Tanec Praha (CZ), Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier (NL), Musiques Démesurées Festival (FR), Ship of Fools (NL), Alfred ve dvore (CZ), Arti et Amicitiae (NL) and MIADA (CN).
His work as been published in different mediums including Chongqing Daily, NRC Next, Fontanel Magazine, Items Magazine, Works.io and Algemeen Dagblad.

As a designer Peim collaborated with many (international) clients including Sagmesiter&Walsh, Pentatones, Academy of the Arts Utrecht, Theaterschool Amsterdam, Julian Hetzel, deBalie and SPRING Festival.
Peim also works as a teacher in visual arts, graphic design and film. He taught at the Modern International Arts and Design Academy in China, and organised together with Wijkwinkel Collective the monthly cinema event Cinemaandag at Kapitaal in Utrecht.

We could see some similarities in between Peim’s work and the sound of early Detroit techno: generally repetitive instrumental music combining funk and futurism. A rhythm where time is marked: in the same way as a song by Kraftwerk, Peim’s work is based on grids and distortions making use of repetition as a compositional method. His palette is instantly recognisable, the fluor colors used within it are far more intense then any other. With a minimalistic punk approach he focuses on the visual perception of the viewer, the relationship between colors and how they effect the retina and the mind.

The choice of materials is a rather peculiar one: stickers. He started with the red dot stickers used on a gallery when a piece has been sold. By using the red dot, galleries can indicate a piece is no longer for sale while still leaving it on view for the remainder of an exhibit. Making the sticker the artwork itself is a reaction to a capitalized artworld where corporate interests is the standard. Counter-capitalism!
His fascination with this medium soon expanded in all types of stickers from popular culture varying from supermarket price tags to printing is own (political) designs.

The performative aspects (body, space and time) are seen equally in importance as they manifest a side that usually stays hidden from the audience. In his workplace he manages to cultivate the ‘laboratory feeling’ he loved so much in art school, by experimenting with different graphical techniques and making his atelier a meeting place for anyone curious.

As a designer Peim intends to contribute to a society that is considered as a community of citizens linked by common interests and collective activity, collaborating with non-governmental organisations and institutions that manifest the interests and will of the people.

EXHIBITIONS

2017

BOXSHOP (group)
4bid Gallery, Amsterdam

2016

Official opening exhibition (group)
Broedplaats BOUW, Amsterdam

’15 second of fame’ at Opensunday (group)
Truhlarna, Prague

Dos Saguaros (solo)
Broedplaats BOUW, Amsterdam

Creative Climate Awards, (group)
Human Impacts Institute, New York

Selected works (group)
L’Ateliers, Amsterdam

2015

‘New Ink’ (group)
Kapitaal, Utrecht

‘Keith haring art challenge’ (group)
Kunsthal at Lowlands, Rotterdam

‘Brody ArtYard’ (group)
Art Market, Budapest

‘Selected works’ (solo)
GYS, Utrecht

‘Anonymous museum’ (group)
Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

‘Fremdkörper’ (group)
DEPO WG, Amsterdam

‘Selfportraits’ (solo)
Studio/K, Amsterdam

‘Negative self-images’ (group)
Kapitaal, Utrecht

2014

‘Negative self-images’ (group)
Kulter, Amsterdam

‘Negative self-images’ (solo)
Louis Hartloper Complex, Utrecht

‘Halftone-shifting’ (solo)
Alfred ve dvore, Prague

‘Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier 55 jaar’ (group)
AGA, Amsterdam

2013

‘Performative printing exercises’ (group)
Truhlarna, Prague

2012

‘Notations 21 european tour’ (group)
Musiques Démesurées Festival, Clermont

2011

‘Mysterious production of eggs’ (solo)
Vrouw met Baard, Utrecht & MIADA, Chongqing

‘Meanwhile in china’ (group)
Modern International Arts and Design Academy, Chongqing

‘Black and White are not colors’ (group)
Ship of Fools, Den Haag

2008

‘Fanclub’ (group)
Academiegalerie, Utrecht


PUBLICATIONS

2016
Deimion van der Sloot as ‘Peim’ – Works.io

2015
Ismology Magazine – Selected works

2014
Negatieven Magazine – ‘Negative Self-Images’

2013
Fontanel Magazine – ‘Design talents’
typo.cz – ‘Best website’

2011
Chongqing Daily – ‘The mysterious production of eggs’

2010
NRC next, het Parool, algemeen Dagblad, Dagblad van het noorden – ‘Linkse Hobby’