Pop-up Duo Exhibition: Jowy Maasdamme & Bastiaan Thijssen X Amsterdam Denim Days

Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of artistic brilliance and denim-inspired creativity! I Love Illustration Gallery proudly announces an enchanting pop-up duo exhibition featuring the extraordinary talents of fashion illustrator & artist Jowy Maasdamme and embroidery artist Bastiaan Thijssen. This exclusive event is set to take place during Amsterdam Denim Days 2023, on October 20 & 21, at the iconic De Hallen Amsterdam.


Meet the Artists:

Jowy Maasdamme (1982) is a self-taught illustrator who embarked on a transformative journey from the legal world to the realm of art. Her captivating works are a tribute to the strength and diversity of women, exploring fashion and human form in dramatic and monochromatic styles. Jowy’s art has graced the walls of esteemed institutions worldwide, including SHOWstudio (London), MuseoABC (Madrid), and The Mass (Tokyo).

“When Anneke, the gallerist, approached me to showcase my work during Denim Days, it felt like such a good fit. I love denim and wear it daily. My love for denim definitely blossomed during my teenage years in Aruba…” – Jowy


Bastiaan Thijssen (1977), a graduate of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, has a captivating story to share. After a successful career in fashion concept creation and teaching, he embraced the world of embroidery. Bastiaan’s fascination with denim grew from his appreciation for the art of repair, as seen in the ‘Boro Kimono’ from Japan. In an era of fast fashion, his work celebrates the value and history of garments through intricate embroidery.


“My denim fascination started when I received a ‘Boro Kimono’ from Japan as a gift from a friend years ago. I immediately fell in love and wore it with pride…” – Bastiaan


All unique works are for purchase available at the gallery! For event details and updates, please visit or contact gallery owner Anneke Krull +31(0)655360464.


About I Love Illustration Gallery:

I Love Illustration Gallery is dedicated to promoting and showcasing the work of talented fashion illustrators and artists. With a passion for creativity and a love for fashion, the gallery serves as a platform to celebrate the fusion of art and style.


Opening hours during Denim Days 2023:

Friday 20 & Saturday 21 October 10.00 – 19.00 pm



I love illustration Gallery




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