Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Seneffe, Belgium Exhibition

I'm privileged to be exhibiting next month in the Seneffe, Belgium watercolor expo. Janine Gallizia, Joseph Zbukvic, Xavier Swolfs, Marc Folly and Stéphane Heurion will be participating, and I'm going over to meet them for the opening, October 16. The show runs through October 25, during which time I'll be going to Spain to meet with many friends from the Hispacuarela website, as well as doing research for a commission. I can't wait!

However, a few folks are bound to be less than enthusiastic about my involvement in this exhibition, as you'll see by clicking on the video below! Hope you enjoy it, feel free to rate and comment. :)

30 comments:

perugina said...

Hysterical was i sitting here in Sydney!!!! the neighbours came a knocking to see if i was alright!
onya NNG!!!
Needed me a good laugh :D
pg

perugina said...

PS... it was so good in fact .. i forgot to wish you all the very best and much success with the exhibition YOU - 'American heretic!' :D

William R. Moore said...

Very creative video. Thanks for the laughs and smiles. Very funny.

Congratulation on being in the show.

Teresa said...

"he's still on Vista" aaaahahahahahaha!!! Brilliant Nick, good luck with the show :)

siete said...

Nick.....what a great exhibition...the stuff is fantastic, you are one of the best groups of painters. It's a pitty not to be there, at least me... Well , I'll be happy if it becomes reallity the oportunity to met you in Spain.
The video.....ja,ja,ja, I don't have words to calificate it..wonderfull, amazing, nice ...artistic, with a lot of creativity...
A big hug.

Enrique.

Susan Liles said...

So funny and creative! The purests drive themselves crazy don't they.
Good luck on the commission and the exhibition!

Don Gray said...

Fantastic and hilarious! Add screenwriter to your many talents! Good luck and congrats on the exhibition.

Nick said...

PG - it's all for good yucks, but I suppose I can't resist taking a few shots at the Establishment!

Bill - not that much of an exaggeration, as part of the fuhrer's 1000 yr Reich was to get art back to its "rightful" place by banishing the "daubers." You and I would be making little rocks out of big rocks under Himmler's watchful eye...or likely worse.

Teresa - he was right about one thing, since I can't even get a blasted printer or scanner to work with Vista, let alone something fancy like a Wacom. A new Mac is on the to-do list!

Enrique - I will see you soon, we can laugh about this over a sangria :)

Susan - as I was just saying to someone, the "purists" spend too much time staring at the dart....instead of the dartboard.

Don - funny you should say that - film is the final, biggest frontier IMO. I've done the music, the visuals, the writing...acting is easy, just need the cash!!!

Carmen said...

Hi Nick, congratulations for your participation in the event in Belgium, so exciting...
It will be a great pleasure if you come to Spain to meet some friends of Hispacuarela. We are expecting for your visit.
The video is very funny. I hope you will not any problem whith these people, they are a bit fool, only a bit?, but no dangerous now.

Good luck, fistro

David Lobenberg said...

Ach, du liebe, meine freunde! You reeely ticked that german dude off! Nicht so gut!!!! From now on, do NOT set foot in der Fatherland! Ya?!!!! Das ist Verboten!!!!!!!
Viedesehn?!!!!!!!!!!!!* :)!!!!!!!!!

*mine deutsch...nicht so gut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a nice tag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lori Barton said...

I can't stop laughing long enough to comment much :) Congrats Nick!

Nick said...

Carmen - I look forward to meeting you and many Hispas. No, I think the Fuhrer & Co will not pose a problem for me until I get my Mac book Pro!

David meinen Kamerad, was umhergeht, kommt herum! bis bald

Lori - this vid works for just about anything you need to get off your chest, must 100+ versions posted on youtube

RHCarpenter said...

I admit, I waited a few days before taking the time to view this but soooo glad I did! Hilarious! So creative...and more than a bit true?!? Congrats on the show, Nick! Ah, it won't be long we'll all be saying, "We knew him when..." Still laughing over the vid.....:)

Anonymous said...

well done Nick!!ah!ah!
send me an invit for the vernissage!!
I'll do my best!it'd be great to meet you and all the others great artists!!!

agnès 'clem'

David Burge said...

You'd have to say that despite the hard times(as I've heard are about) that you've flourished AGAIN!
I've no idea where Adolf gets his information.
Talentless! Indeed!

Nick said...

Rhonda - yes very true, which is a sad commentary on a segment of the watercolor world that is more interested in rules than art.

Clem - it would be great to see you there, I hope you can make it!

Dake - we've encountered our share of this kind of idiocy, haven't we?! I don't think it's a coincidence that the watercolor nazis who think like der fuhrer are also 99% of the time dreadful painters (can't use the term "artists").

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Too funny! Wish I could photoshop like that! Congrats on your show. Cheers!

Nick said...

Tonya - you can download the clip (from the movie "Downfall") from a few sites, and I added the subtitles with Windows Movie Maker.
I like your new work a lot, pedal to the metal!

Nancy Standlee said...

Nick, so now you're Quentin Tarantino? This is more special because I just saw "Basterds" last week. I will certainly blog about this "Bad Watercolor Day for Hitler". Your friend, n

W. K. Moore said...

Nicholas.. there is another w moore? Just got to have him change the middle initial to k. The only positive quality the nazis had (in my mind) was they were snappy dressers. The rest is told in detail in the history books. The nazis in our own country don't have any redeeming qualities unless you like mullets and misquotes (not mosquitoes nor mesquites) of the bible. These people take animal husbandry to new levels .. if you know what I mean. Now.. about your trip to europe.. have a fantastic time and don't spare your Bond-like savoir-faire for any reason(s). Monte Carlo awaits and the baccarat table opens at 10. Bring back the bacon and foie gras – oh yeah don’t forget that soda water takes out most stains on the black tie.

HéJa said...

all the best for the exhibition !

Nick said...

Nancy - nice to see you. When it comes to directors with a lot of Ts, it would have to be Tornatore for me. And when he teams up with Morricone, it's all over. The Anti-Hollywood!

WK - Superpages says there are 300 Bill Moores in the US, but only one Bill Moore. Ach! the nazis certainly did have by far the coolest uniforms, probably why I crossed over to the dark side playing army as a kid. They had the coolest machine guns, too (MP40). My best chance of getting into the Monte Carlo Casino would be in a lamé gown and falsies, on the arm of a blind billionaire. (I'd do it)

HdJa - nice to meet you, thanks for posting!

Sandy said...

Oh! What a wonderful time I have just had!I love this ! It is so clever!I am so pleased that I "dropped in"
Congratulations for participating...and good luck!

Cynthia said...

Tooooo funny ,,,even when you can understand the German in the background....aber ,,immer noch,,,SEHR LUSTIG!!!!
DANKE.....I will tell all my German friends about it.
Good luck in Belgium.
Cynthia, near Munich....

Nick said...

Sandy - lots of people have used this clip to do funny things with (search on Youtube), but I hadn't seen anyone do it with art/watercolor. And since he was an "artist/watercolorist"...

Cynthia - thanks for visiting and posting, I appreciate it. Hope to see you again! bis bald

wayne said...

WOW!!!! This an amazingl and highly creative work of art Nick!!! Video and the content and timing of subtitles is so funny!! -- I watched it over and over!! Iconoclastic+++. Parodies the pointlessness of 'standstills' in contemporary watermedia. You're an artist always on the move, and I admire you for a 'creative restlessness' as evidenced here in extending your art to the video medium. Congrats Nick, and best for your forthcoming European exhibition! cheers Wayne

Catherine said...

Hello Nicholas,
I am a Belgian artist who lives not far from Seneffe and will visit this exhibition.
I already wish you a great success.
See you soon !

rkcim said...

Yeah that was funny Nick. To bad my sound on my computer went off. The subtitles helped a lot.

I found your blog through Wetcanvas. Man you have a ton of post in there. I was searching for someone elses thread to and stumbled on a post you made and thought I would check your site out to see what you got. Then I saw your painting of Bay St. Girl
and remembered seing it from somewhere and then it clicked it was a watercolor mag. Cool.

~Kirby

Costescu said...

OMG too funny, even my 3 year old watching it with me was cracking up, or maybe he was laughing at me falling off my chair ;)

Congrats on the show as well!

Catherine Anderson said...

Laughing Out Loud!! - at least he didn't get upset about putting salt on watercolor paper! Very good clip! No wonder they say he was a frustrated artist!