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Nicoz Balboa's "Magical Mystery Wood" at Fabrica Fluxus, Bari, Italy

Posted in Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Forum, Illustration by Suzanne on January 7th, 2011 | BBC Wikipedia

Lady of the Sea by Nicoz Balboa - click to enlarge

There's something about Nicoz Balboa's obsession with distorting collective childhood dreams by adding pregnant bellies, mermaid tails, leaky nipples, stigmata and fetish masks to her protagonists that lets her oeuvre transcend its apparent naïvety to something a bit more Henry Dargeresque:

"Nature lives and protects and the little girls can decide to love, kill, or die."

- Nicoz Balboa

Down By The Water by Nicoz Balboa - click to enlarge

Her Magical Mystery Wood solo exhibition (I know... an uninspired title that's only surpassed by this dreadful Danny Elfmanesque teaser for the show...) is still on show at Fabrica Fluxus in Bari, Italy until January 11, 2011. Further information below.

Watch out for the odd opening hours!

On show: Dec 11, 2010 - Jan 11, 2011

Address: Fabrica Fluxus, Art Gallery, via Celentano, 39, Bari, Italy, tel: +39 080.5236319 | Map

Gallery hours: Wed / Sat: 11 AM - 1 PM, 5.30 - 8.30 PM

Preview show | Teaser video | Flyer

Nicoz Balboa on the WurzelForum I, II, III

Artist's website

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2 comments to " Nicoz Balboa's "Magical Mystery Wood" at Fabrica Fluxus, Bari, Italy "

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    lizzelizzel says:

    My comparison is probably clumsy, but it reminds me a bit of wood burned, grittier version of Junko Mizunos work.

    January 15th, 2011 at 2:45 am

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    Suzanne says:

    Yes, I can see what you mean. I must say that I'm not really sure why Junko dropped kawaii lips/mouths (they used to be like "o" and are now more like "|") from her characters but I haven't really liked any of her more recent work as much as I did stuff from the HellBabies phase. But maybe I'm just getting old. :D

    I hope you, Mr Stuntkid & the entire family had a great start to 2011! x

    January 15th, 2011 at 12:19 pm

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