Who Am I?
There’s two different aspects on my body of work in which I employ different techniques. The first one is the “traditional” one where I work mainly from whatever goes through inside my head. Most of it is symbolic-figurative- some might be dark or grotesque. I use dry and wet media. Some collage too.
The second one is more about landscapes though I have a series of portraits where I experimented with digital collage. The landscape technique is based on my photography and painted over using a digital board and an optical pen. In 2013 I started exploring the purity and abstraction of the black fine line on large white paper. The “Across The Line” series was born.
My latest work consists in medium-large paintings on a solid background with a thin nail, in a “scratching” way.
I guess that all I try to do in my art is in some way show who I am, who I used to be, what happened to me and what the future could look like through my eyes. Past, present, future. What I am afraid of, what do I love, how I see the world and everything in it, what things affect me more, my suffering and my happiness as well.
Contemporary Montrose Art Soiree – April 3, 2010
Montrose Art Society – Grand Opening – May 15, 2010
Montrose Art Society – The Black & White Show – July 9, 2010
Montrose Art Society – Invitational Art Show – August 21, 2010
ArtCrawl 2010 at East End Studio Gallery – November 10, 2010
Montrose Art Society – Artist Dozen – November 12 & 13, 2010
Artist SPEAKeasy with Classical Theatre Company and Montrose Art Society at Spacetaker – January 19, 2011
MAIN STREET BLOCK PARTY – January 22, 2011
Montrose Art Society – The Eye Pollution Show – February 26, 2011
Fridays at Skyline presents the Montrose Art Society – April 8, 2011
TAID – Annual Art Gala at Skyline – Thursday May 19, 2011
White Linen Night in the Heights – August 2011
Space Montrose – http://www.whosinspace.com/exhibitors/nico-whittaker/
The Many Faces Of Nico Whittaker – Solo exhibition – East End Studio Gallery – September 16, 2011
Talento Bilingue Houston, “Drawn Out of Death” in celebration of “Dia de los Muertos – November 3, 2011
Montrose Art Society – “Portraiture Show” – Featured Artist-Nico Whittaker – November 5, 2011
Montrose Art Society Alternative Exhibition Space- “Across The Line” – October 27th , 2012
HCC Hispanic heritage Exhibition – September 28th, 2012
Montrose Art Society Alternative Exhibition Space- “Quattro” – Across the Line – October 27th , 2012
UTSA Sattelite Space, San Antonio Texas, “things That Make You Go Hmmm…” – July 5, 2013