The fifth exhibition curated by QKunst has opened at the Social Impact Factory Utrecht.
This time works by three Utrecht-based illustrators are on display: Nick Liefhebber, Bobbi Oskam and Nik van Es surprise us with their colourful drawings and collages.
A quick glance at Bobbi Oskam’s illustrations will instantly draw you straight into them. His raw works are full of details and stories where one constantly discovers something new. They are almost like comic books where it’s up to the viewer to fill the text balloons, but will the story end well?
These slightly threatening images are alternated with the Nick Liefhebber’s cheerful utopian world and Nik van Es’ vastly imaginative works. Nick’s images are filled with geometrical shapes that refer to elements taken from nature and landscapes in which one can even discover secrets, such as the series Hidden Secrets in the Marsh.
Nik van Es invites us into his personal universe and dreams, representing it in a playful and sometimes cubist manner. The craft of illustration is obvious is handmade works, that lure the viewer into taking a closer look.
QKunst curates an exhibition at Social Impact Factory Utrecht three times a year, showing work by talented Utrecht-based or -born artists. We always look for a link with themes that matter to the SiF Utrecht-members. ‘Colourful universe, is on view until 17 March.
Colourful exhibition at SIF Utrecht