Groningen, January 18, 2024
During Eurosonic, Club Oost in Groningen discovered a new gem in the art world - the painting "I'M BLUE" by the talented artist Petra Sluijters. Since then, the work has taken pride of place in the club's Arcade room, attracting the attention of everyone who walks in and out. Petra has once again found the perfect match for her art, now that Club Oost has become the proud owner of "I'M Blue". The painting is admired by visitors to the club, who react with surprise and enthusiasm to this unexpected, but perfectly fitting work of art.
The first reactions were immediately positive and indicate that the work appeared on the wall 'out of the blue', as it were. Visitors expressed their hope that the painting will remain in this striking place for a long time. One of the visitors commented: "That wall could certainly use a work of art, but no one could have foreseen that this work fits so perfectly."
Club Oost, located in the heart of Groningen, is known for its diverse electronic music programs and intimate concerts. Every week the club explores new avenues in nightlife and offers a stage for adventurous artists and dancers. With "I'M BLUE", Club Oost now also adds a visual element to the experience, stimulating the audience's senses. Here is OOST, where people constantly think about what nightlife can be, both on stage and on the intimate dance floor. At Club Oost one captures the excitement of the night hours, together with adventurous artists and dance enthusiasts. Because when the sun sets in the west, the night rises in the EAST.
"I'M BLUE" seen through an app. Petra Sluijters works with interactive video art. Viewers have to use their phones to see this video art. That appeals even more to young people.
Amsterdam, November 23, 2023
The StreetsmArt location on the Molukkenstraat is currently being extensive with the powerful artwork "YOU" by the talented artist Petra Sluijters.
After her successful exhibition I'M BLUE, this emotional painting is now part of the collection of StreetsmArt. It highlights the theme of depression and the feeling of darkness, and proves to be ideally suited for the target group of vulnerable young people between the ages of 16 and 27 years. The initiative, supported by the Gemeente Amsterdam, brings art and mental health together. “YOU” acts as a visual voice for those struggling with their inner demons. In the homely atmosphere of StreetsmArt, young people not only receive accessible support, but also the opportunity to experience art that reflects their own experiences.
The artwork "YOU" is a visual eye-catcher, with a powerful symbol of hope and resilience for those who visit StreetsmArt. This collaboration between art and mental health promises to create an inspiring environment where young people can discover their own strength, supported by the artistic expression of Petra Sluijters.
The StreetsmArt location on the Molukkenstraat
"YOU" seen through an app. Petra Sluijters works with interactive video art. Viewers have to use their phones to see this video art. That appeals even more to young people.
Oud Gastel, October 12, 2023
The beautiful portrait of "Mick" from the Iconic Pop figures collection of GUS has found a new home with an art lover in Oud Gastel. This sale marks a milestone for GUS, as almost all of the Iconic Popfigures have now found their way to admirers.
GUS is currently working on a new series of leather artworks that explore the beauty of nature and the complexity of sexuality. These bold and compelling works will form the core of her next solo project, scheduled for late 2024 at your cup of T Gallery.
GUS: “Nature and sexuality are fascinating themes that I want to explore through my art. I look forward to sharing these works with the public as soon as possible.”
Still for sale: Jimmy, last portrait of the Iconic Pop figures.
Mick at Oud Gastel