This week we have (again) Italy as a guest, with the fantastic illustrations from Nicoz Balboa.
As she tells us in her website:
” She graduated at the I.E.D.(European institut of design) of Rome and did a 3 month stage at the E.S.A.G. of Paris. In 1996 she start to self-produce her comics with some fanzines called Catholic Girls, Caccapiscia (PeePoo) and she went on the years with several minibook as Cuoricini, Pochi Intimi, Axe Rouge, Maison, Adesivi, Njcoz’s Girls. in 2005 she publish her first solo comic-album “Nicozrama” with the Centro Fumetto Andrea Pazienza. and in 2008 she publish another solo comic-book named “Les Larmes the Crocodile” for the french publisher “DIANTRE!“ She participates in lots of collective exhibitions as “Beautiful Dreamers” at the Angel Art Gallery of Milan with Ana Bagayan, Marcel Dzama, Greg Gossel, Alex Gross, Kukula, Takashi Murakami, Aya Takano and others; “Whaleless” at Strychnin Gallery in Berlin and in London; “World of illustration” at Intoxicated Demons Gallery in Berlin; “Don’t say motherfucker, motherfucker” at the MFGallery of New York; “Knock your socks off” at the Head Quarters GalleryDirty Show” in Detroit; “Immigrant punk” at Black Maria Gallery iof Los Angeles; ”SKULLS OF ROME” in Rome organized by DRAGO Editions; “Girls Adventures” at Arkel gallery in Bruxell; “Pop Invaders” and “Money-Lisa” at Mondo POP gallery in Rome. She did also 2 personal exhibition in Paris, at the Toast Gallery and at theTribal Act Gallery.”
What can I say about her?
She is very talented and meticulous. There is a mix between the innocence of girls with red or brown hair, very detailed drawned. Girls using masks and leather close as S & M dominatrixes from Wonderland. Big heads and small feet. Girls in relation with animals. Maybe the animals are a sweet metaphor of men. The Greek said zoom politikon about men: Men are political animals. She simple says Men are Animals. The girls are representations of different historical stages and famous tales. Everything seems doodlish and naive, but we can read the wink of a Wicked Intelligence behind.
Her husband make tatoos and he has a blog at
http://outsider-ink.blogspot.com/ (By the way, I am a Tatoo Lover).
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