Nicky Nahafahik (1980), is a self-taught visual artist with a graffiti background from the Netherlands. What started as an illegal, abstract letter graffiti expression in the 90s developed into modern realistic works in public spaces, galleries and projects in Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Stockholm, Oslo and New York.
A continuous process to find the perfect balance between realism and the abstract, inspired by flora and fauna. Either in full colour, black and white or with gold, copper and metallics. There is mainly a focus on the aesthetics of the subject, which is always depicted in a majestic manner.
In the graffiti scene, an artist with a recognized reputation is given the title "King". With this in mind, he started painting lions in a realistic manner, as they are known as the king of the jungle, later he also moved on to other animals.
When it comes to public spaces, Nicky operates both solo and in collaboration with international artists. The graffiti/street art collective TCK (The Combi Killers), of which Nicky is a member. In addition, Nicky is also a member of the international creative platform Cookie Deaux® [contemporary culture of art, music and sport.
2023: Group exhibition "Menyala", Drents Museum Assen. Assen, Holland.
2023: Group exhibition gallery M35 Oslo, Norway.
2022: Collaboration with BRGN, curated by StreetartBergen. Oslo, Norway.
2022: Collaboration with Mimaki Europe for Vespa 2022. Berlin Germany.
2021: Groupshow MAHAI, curated by Awareness Moluccan Identity. Baarn, Holland.
2020: Painting for POWWOW / All CAPS Rotterdam, Holland.
2019: Painted a silo (20 meters high) with Marcus Wedman for Kings of Colors, Den Bosch, Holland.
2019: Work included in the largest street art museum in the world, museum STRAAT, Amsterdam, Holland.
2019: Paint demo for Walls and Skin ft. Bavaria. 300 years Bavaria Lieshout, Holland.
2019: Paint demo for Walls and Skin ft. Bavaria. During the International Tattoo Conference Lyon, France.
2019: Solo exhibition "Beauty in Chaos", Hoogeveen, Holland.
2018: Group exhibition Wallery Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden.
2018: Solo exhibition "Majestic" ft. Poet Jones, Hoogeveen, Holland.
2018: Solo exhibition "Majestic" ft. Poet Jones, edition Amsterdam, Holland.
2018: The book "Majestic, selected artworks" (216 pages, hardcover) published with a feat. Poet Jones.
2017: Group exhibition, largest Street Art exhibition in Scandinavia. Curated by Wallery Gallery. Stockholm, Sweden.
2017: Groupshow ASA (Amsterdam Street Art), curated by GoGallery, Prinsengracht Amsterdam, Holland.
2016: Nominated for the "Drentse" Arts & Culture Award, Assen, Holland.
2016: Nominated for the first Dutch Street Art Awards, Amsterdam, Holland.
2014: Two murals are included in the international street art book "Concrete Canvas", published by Lee Bofkin in London, England.
2014: Group show pop-up gallery Green Label (Mountain Dew) in New York, USA.
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