Life on Venus
50 x 70 cm
Sticker collage on Hahnemuhle paper
Deimion ‘Peim’ van der Sloot was born in the Netherlands, but grew up on a bio-dynamic farm in Capilla del Monte, Argentina. He returned to study at the Academy of the Arts in Utrecht (NL), where he graduated in 2010. During his studies he developed an keen interest in the lively niches in between visual arts, design, performance 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 abstract, poetic or critical way. The performative aspects of making the works are not ignored but rather encouraged.