Artist duo Arno&Iris with Hans van Bentem bring an ode to the canals of Amsterdam, combining their artistic skills into one immersive work of art titled Amsterdam Oersoep.
With Amsterdam Oersoep artist duo Arno and Iris (known for the ceiling art work Horn of Plenty in the Markthal Rotterdam) and Hans van Bentem bring an ode to the canals of Amsterdam. The title of the work refers to primordial soup. Each object, from the ceiling to the floors, has symbolic references to the city of Amsterdam, its history and its future.
Hans van Bentem: “The ceiling for example contains a tube of paint that flows into a rainbow referring to the colorful nature of Amsterdam, its tolerance for the LGBTQ community but it also contains the image of a tiger, liquor bottles, fish, rats and numerous art historical references to famous artists like Van Gogh and Rembrandt.”
“This work is a journey through the history of Amsterdam, its main arteries, the canals. A crowd stopper, freezing a moment in time thanks to its elaborate craftsmanship and rich materials, celebrating our everyday source of life: our holy water.”