Deimion van der Sloot

CONTACT

Deimion ‘Peim’ van der Sloot

De Roos van Dekamaweg 11
1061 HR Amsterdam
The Netherlands

peim@peim.nl

Peim van der Sloot was born in the Netherlands, but grew up on a bio-dynamic farm in Argentina. He came back to graduate at the Academy of the Arts in Utrecht in 2010. During his studies he was (and still is) always looking for interesting niches between visual arts, design, performance, installation and film.

After running a graphic design studio for 5 years, working with companies like Sagmesiter&Walsh and Kunsthal Rotterdam, he is now only focusing on his autonomous projects. With unusual 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, focussing on the relationship between colors and how they effect the retina and the mind.

His works are generally based on grids and distortions making use of repetition as a compositional method. With a minimalistic punk approach he often reacts to a capitalized world in an ironic, poetic or critical way. The performative aspects of making the works are not ignored but rather encouraged.

The choice of his most used material 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.

In his studio in the Kolenkit district in Amsterdam, he manages to cultivate the ‘laboratory feeling’ he loved so much in art school. By experimenting and collaborating with friends, family and other artists, his atelier has become a meeting place for anyone curious, where the creation processes are as interesting as the results.

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), B#S Gallery (IT), 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, Stichting Print and Algemeen Dagblad.

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 organized together with Wijkwinkel Collective the monthly cinema event Cinemaandag at Kapitaal in Utrecht.

EXHIBITIONS

2017

POCOLOCO (Duo)

Sexyland, Amsterdam

After Hiroshima (group)

B#S Gallery, Trevisio

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

2017

Peim van der Sloot – People of Print

After Hiroschima – B#S Gallery

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’