Nicky Nahafahik (1980), self-taught. The pseudonym “NINA” is a compound of the first two letters of his first- and surname.
Visual artist with an (illegal) graffiti background. What started as an illegal, abstract letter graffiti expression in the 90’s, evolved into contemporary realistic works in public spaces and galleries in Amsterdam, Stockholm and New York.
A continues 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 metallic shades.
In the graffiti scene, an artist with an esteemed reputation gains the title of “King”. With this in mind he started painting lions in a realistic way, as they are known as the King of the Jungle, later he also moved on to other felines.
With regards to public spaces, Nicky operates both solo and in collaboration with (inter)national 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 & Sport]
2019: Painted a silo (20 meters high) with co-worker Marcus 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 international tattoo convention Lyon, France.
2019: Solo exhibition "Beauty in chaos", Hoogeveen, Holland.
2018: New work exposed in the 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: Book "Majestic, selected artworks" (216 pages, hardcover) with a feat. Poet Jones published.
2017: Work exposed in in the largest Street Art exposition in Scandinavia in Stockholm, Sweden. Curated by Wallery Gallery.
2017: Participated in the ASA (Amsterdam Street Art) group show, 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 wall paintings are included in the international street art book “Concrete Canvas”, published by Lee Bofkin in London, England.
2014: Work put up for an exposition in the pop-up gallery Green Label in New York, USA.