Herikita’s awkward world.


I received so may cool things in my inbox lately, I thought it was time to share some of it on my blog. This illustration was ‘sent to me’ in the Doodlers Anonymous’ newsletter. It’s made by artist Herikita con K, from Colombia.

I just love love love her illustrations!
They have something awkward, some kind of twisted humor in it, just the kind that I like. I’m also drawn to her way of painting; bright colors (but not too bright), playing with proportions and compositions, here scribbled words and conversations…

She also makes cool sculptures of houses and ‘egg-worlds’, so you definitely have to check out her website. She also has a blog.

Below some of my favorite illustrations, collected from the DA post and her website.




Today I went to Boijmans’ Onderzeebootloods, XXXL Painting.
The submarine wharf is situated at Heijplaat (15 minutes by boat from Rotterdam) and contains XXXL work by artists Jim Shaw (USA), Chris Martin (USA) and Klaas Kloosterboer (NL). The wharf itself is very nice to walk through, because it still looks the same (I think) as it did from the establishment in 1937 until the 1980s when it went bankrubt.

Jim Shaw
Jim Shaw (1952), my favorite artist of the day. He uses old theater backdrops for his art work. You can recognize a lot of Surrealism and Pop Art influence.

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Jim Shaw

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Jim Shaw

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tumblr_inline_ms3lt3fM8U1qz4rgpChris Martin (1954) – ‘After this you’re on your own…’

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Klaas KloosterboerKlaas Kloosterboer (1959). He makes a lot of abstract paintings which he constructs and deconstructs (making holes in it, fumble it, etc. and sometimes creates bigger than life size suits from it. (cool!)

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Klaas Klooterboer3Klaas Klooterboer (ouch, my eyes)