Last Wednesday our walls were completely empty, and I was sitting at the entrance withLaser, listening to his story.
He loved to paint but he had no technique. He applied to art schools but no one believed in him. So he taught himself to paint at home. He followed his dream without thinking about the opinion of others. “I had no idea what I was doing. I just kept on painting, following my instincts. I never expected that I would end up with this artistic concept”.
For the exhibition 'let me know the rules so I can ignore them', the artist brought his art and his poetry to Wieden+Kennedy exactly as he does on the street with a combination of framed prints, steel shields and handwork on wood panels.
The atmosphere was incredible and people with different styles and backgrounds brought their inspiration and influence to our office.
As always, we had drinks and snacks for the guests. Even though the sun was not shining that day, the garden was full of people enjoying the evening and Laser’s work. The exhibition was a great success!
Make sure you pop by one of our favorites galleries - GUNS&BUTTER Amsterdam - who will be hosting PEKKA IS HERE, an exhibition from Finnish creative consultancy Agent Pekka, who are launching in Amsterdam from today.
The show will feature new, unique work made specially for the show by Vincent Bakkum, Emil Bertell, Jamie Cullen, Owen Gatley, Minni Havas, Eero Johannes, Inka Järvinen, Eili-Kaija Kuusniemi, Linda Linko, Sac Magique, Sanna Mander, Santtu Mustonen, Rami Niemi, Lotta Nieminen, Mike Perry, Pietari Posti, Janine Rewell, Miika Saksi, Sami Saramäki, Ville Savimaa, Antti Uotila and Holly Wales, some of whom will be in attendance on the night.
In addition to work by best-of-breed illustrators, Agent Pekka’s exhibition will also feature creations by multi-awarded creative agency Kokoro & Moi, the D&AD award-winning design studio Musuta and the freshly established creative agency Tsto.
A delicious cultural bite straight from Helsinki - art, food and drink – a perfect way to start the weekend!
And we're back! After a successful first year The Kennedys tradition of large doses of caffeine, long nights, a little bit of craziness and a lot of work is set to continue with the kick-off of round two of our Amsterdam creative experiment. Starting June 1 we will welcome the following mad-scientists to our pirate ship.
Ella de Weijer
Jordi even sent us a video to show us how excited he was. We don't think this requires any additional text.