Armando was born in 1929 in Amsterdam. As an artist he was part of ‘de Nederlandse Informele Groep’ and later ‘de Nul-beweging’ and ‘De Nieuwe Stijl’. His work holds strong references to the madness of war, especially of WWII. Armando implements his own experiences and childhood memories of this war in almost all his art pieces. His painting style can be characterized by the use of thick, reliëf-like layers of paint mixed with sand. He rarely uses colour; he limits himself to red, black and white. For his exhibition “De terugkeer van Kleur” Armando used blue pallets as an exception.
Landschaft | Armando
The floor pattern based on Armando’s painting Landschaft is projected on the 3rd floor of Castalia. The carpet can be found in some of the closed office- and meeting rooms. Because of the transparent walls of these spaces, the carpet patterns and colours can be experienced on the entire floor. The upholstery of the furniture has been chosen to match and strengthen the impact of the floor pattern.