Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Angelique Houtkamp

Delicate sorrow, loving looks and painful nostalgia.

Angelique Houtkamp is the inspirational Dutch tattoo mademoiselle of the contemporary art world.

Her work is deceptively simple, instantly recognizable and often humorous. Classic old school tattoo imagery mixed with mythological dreams, antropomorphed critters, nautical iconography and haunting Hollywood romance by way of Angelique's distinctive painterly magic and eye for style.

This is her nostalgic, eclectic and beautifully rendered artistic wonderland.

My favorite place to buy awesome art books CHEAP= Urban Outfitters, georgetown, downstairs in the back. I got this Angelique Houtkamp book there today on sale for 4.95. You can't beat that...really.

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