‘I am a pooduct of society and we have to be popolar!’

  • Nora Axnick / Fine Art / Enschede

‘I have created my own kingdom in my paintings and installations. I hold the power in my hands. I wear a blazer with large shoulder pads to appear powerful. These are all instruments of power used to escape from the obedient, submissive girl that is unable to create her own reality, but lives in the fictitious one of the world.


As a boss, I place my cast wherever I want them and they do what I command. So I create images of strong individuals who have been castrated, stripped of their power, and ashamed by using kitsch, glitter, and puppies.


I question authority. I am the boss of my paintings, but I also play the role of Empress with an ironic exaggeration, to show how weird, strange, and absurd it is to obey a person, system, or authority.’


Pack noch Glitza drauf, 2015

92 x 148 cm

oil, acrylic, charcoal, chrome spray on canvas


Stinkt nicht & hält die Fresse, 2014

40 x 60 cm

acrylic and glitter stickers on canvas



Persian Pussy, 2014

90 x 150 cm

acrylic on canvas


Armes Würstl, 2013

42 x 60 cm

ink and pencil on paper


Last Resort, 2012

60 x 80 cm

acrylic on canvas


AKI ArtEZ Graduation exhibition in Enschede, 26 June – 5 July

Hulsmaatstraat 35, Enschede (Roombeek)

Opening hours:

Mon – Fri: 11:00 – 20:30

Sat and Sun: 11:00 – 17:00


TETEM kunstruimte, 26 June – 12 July

Stroinksbleekweg 16, Enschede (Roombeek)

Opening hours:

Mon – Fri: 11:00 – 20:30

Sat and Sun: 11:00 – 17:00


Concordia Expositie, 26 June – 30 August

Langestraat 56, Enschede (city centre, near Oude Markt)

Opening hours:

Tues – Fri: 10:00 – 18:00

Sat: 10:00 – 17:00

Sun and Mon: closed


Mupi project, 29 June – 12 July: available for viewing 24 hours a day along a public route in the area of Enschede