May 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
A while back I worked on a cover for the CD of the new shoegaze/dreampop band Shadowpeak (http://shadowpeak.bandcamp.com/) I had a lot of fun creating it, it’s one of those images that I have no idea how it will look when I color it. Playing around and layering in photoshop until it comes out comepletely unexpected but I really like it.
Last month I worked on a poster for a gig of the band Girlbeard, supported by Marley Blue and Nebraska jones.. I tried creating a woman with a beard that’s absolutely not manly. For that I looked at baroque paintings of nymphs and I think you can see that in the final image.
This chicken with a spaying can for it’s head is a quick poster I made for the ‘pre-party’ of the Counter Culture Festival at Utrecht. Even though I made it in a few hours right after I heard I had to make it I like how it turned out.
I made a poster for a contest of the ‘Zelfgemaakte Markt’. It’s a creative market where people can sell their handmade stuff. My poster didn’t win though, so that’s too bad. Might use it for something else in the future.
A few days ago my work was featured at HP/De Tijd Expo. it’s an online art blog of a well known newspaper, so that is really awesome, you can check it out here: http://www.hpdetijd.nl/2013-05-04/expositie-de-hybride-dieren-van-nikki-smits/
Arpil 30th is Queensday in the Netherlands and the night before there are always a lot of parties all over our country. I made live visuals at a club during dj’s playing.
One again I will exhibit my Alice in Wonderland Paintings, this time at Café Van Velsen, at Mariaplaats, Utrecht. Two of my paintings are hanging at a galery that also does the exhibitions at that café, so they asked me. The opening will be May 16th and Our Minor Fall will be playing their great songs. See the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/240160709460301/
And lastly: Tomorrow I’ll be at a physiotherapy office open door day where my other newer paintings will be hanging and I’ll be selling new pillows and bags. So it will be a busy Month!