Folies les Femmes


By  Olivia
19th May 2008

The first UK exhibition of the highly respected Dutch tattoo artist and painter took place at Nelly Duff, for one night only. 

Houtkamp’s artworks captivated with mystical hybrids of female sensuality and animal attributes, combining to create a fantastical Freak Show, at once strange, sexy and undoubtedly beautiful. The artist’s delicate use of water colour referred to traditional modes of tattoo portraiture. A book signing of the artist’s recently released ‘Tattoo Darling’ title was held whilst an exclusive limited edition print was released on the night.