Nicky Nahafahik (1980), self-taught. 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, galleries and projects in Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Stockholm, Oslo 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 metallics. It is mainly a focus on the esthetics of the subject, which is always portrayed in a majestic way. 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 animals.