The “New You” exhibition is centered on the idea of resetting your life after the COVID-19 crisis. Who are you now? What was your breakthrough moment? What is your new beginning? It all starts with you.
Nine local Amsterdam artists dive into these questions with their work on display in the Sir Art Studio. Artists Antoine, Alljan and Deyrinio take you on a journey of sustainability. They explore the ongoing life of a piece of fabric, transforming pieces into whole new artforms. Aron asks you to examine yourself through the abstract profiles of anonymous individuals. Daan uses fine drawing to explore the divinity of mind, body and soul selfcare. Corine and Esmay make the connection between your inner you, the new you and how society will capture the new you.
On Saturdays, you can pick up your Hanging Petals dried flower arrangement at the Studio, available for pre-order starting at €25. In the spirit of the exhibition, the flowers had former lives and continue on in their new lives. The beautiful bouquets remind you to celebrate and be kind to the new you.
Aron mainly focuses on painting–exploring the boundaries of the figurative through an abstract lens. Aron’s paintings often have a chaotic character with unexpected beauty sprinkled throughout. Although his works can always be traced back to the basic forms of a portrait, the abstraction takes the viewer into a world which balances expressive shapes and a rich color palette.
Taking inspiration from his years of experience on the catwalk, Antoine’s work blends fashion, art and architecture. Playing with perception is an important theme in Peters’ work and it’s his belief that the space around a garment is just as important as the clothing itself. Clothing is warped, stretched, repeated, cropped and reconfigured in many ways, surprising the spectator with a surrealistic and tactile perspective. He wants to break through the traditional relationship between person and garment to disrupt the ratio and directly address the feeling. Aiming to elicit a change of perspective on the everyday, the world and ourselves.