To celebrate the launch of the shirts, Patta curated an art exhibition at No Limits! Art Castle around these shirts with artists they admire: an exhibition where the art of different art worlds came together and became one.
Aukje Dekker, Ben Augustus, Cenqiz Imamdi, Desmond Tjon-A-Koy, Hein Dingemans, Jonathan de Regt, Piet Langeveld, Parra, Regillio Benjamin, Saaber Bachir, Saber, Mustafa Mohammed, Vincent van de Waal, Viresh Paltie, Bodil Ouédraogo, Marcel van den Berg, Nik Christensen
Patta X Regillio Benjamin
Besides being a former world champion for running the 100 metres track, Regillio Benjamin is a visual artist. Athletics and sport are his biggest passions, but his paintings aren’t so bad either. With a lot of feel for colors, Regillio creates abstract paintings in which you can see running tracks that slowly turn into more abstract prints inspired by fabrics from Surinam. Patta also considers sports to be very important, which is why they created a running team-line together. In this collaboration, they explored ways to create unique designs that show the enjoyment of running.
Patta X Desmond Tjon-A-Koy
Desmond Tjon-A-Koy works mainly with pencil and fineliner on themes that are either about rap culture or are inspired religiously or culturally. He draws, amongst other things, portraits of black icons such as Naomi Campbell, Aaliyah and Tupac Shakur. But his drawings are about much more than that. He works on his own mythology, with made up characters that are fighting against all sorts of demons and monsters. Lately, the subject of his work is more about the history and battle of black people.
In 2004 Patta opened its doors in Amsterdam, and has since grown into one of the biggest streetwear brands from the Netherlands and the place to go to get the newest sneakers. But Patta is also one big family with all kinds of creatives that share the same passion for streetwear, sport, music and (street)culture.