The weekend of Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September is all about DELIC:
Saturday: opening of the exhibition in GO Gallery Amsterdam;
Sunday: performance in the Melkweg.
The artist Peter Blom (29-10-1981) is known in the Netherlands as Delic as music producer and band member of the successful hip-hop group Opgezwolle. He is praised for his sinister sound and extreme attention to detail. He, together with his group Opgezwolle, won numerous prizes including the Zilveren Harp, 3fm State Award for best producer 2005, 2006 and 2007 and the Grolsch big prize best producer category hiphop and R & B. At the height of his success at the end of 2007 Blom decides to leave the band to travel around the world for a year and to focus on his other passion, painting. His journey takes him past Argentina, the Caribbean, San Francisco, Japan, China, Malaysia, Russia and Eastern Europe and gives him time to delve into painting techniques.
When he returns to the Netherlands, Blom paints a series of canvases with impressions of his journey and his work moves from realistic portraits and human figures to urban scenes and fictional landscapes. In this period he starts experimenting with the use of extreme perspective which, in addition to the return of elephants in his paintings, becomes characteristic of his work.
There were a number of exhibitions of his work in Amsterdam and Utrecht with fellow artist Tobias de Haan and in 2013 Peter Blom gave two public presentations on his art and creativity in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
The project In 2012, Delic secretly started a literary music-and-art project in which he took care of everything: writing a story, production and arrangement and lyrics and designing and performing a series of paintings. In that time he could work out everything in silence to perfection.
The exhibition Now, in 2018, the project is ready to be presented. The 2nd weekend of September is dedicated to Delic: Saturday 8 September 17:00 - 20:00: exhibition opening 'Kidnap at the Noodle Shop', Sunday 9 September is a live performance in the Melkweg. The exhibition lasts until Saturday 13 October.