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 five years, working with companies like Sagmeister&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.
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 studio has become a meeting place for anyone curious, where the creation processes are as interesting as the results. On his recent ‘artist in residence’ at AGA_LAB he concentrated on the screenprinting technique which resulted in works like ‘Narco-state’: 23000 dots printed with cocaine (the same amount as drug related victims in Mexico in 2016) and ‘Drones fly, children die’ a double split-fountain print with the Predator drone.
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).