Nikki Peck is an artist living and working in Vancouver B.C. Nikki illustrates a cast of characters and scenes that reflect her interest in contemporary society. She follows themes of nostalgia, coming of age, teenage hood, addiction, sexuality, sex positive issues, the female body and the male gaze. Nikki incorporates humor to promote feminism and important topics women face, pointing out the faults and double standards that society sets for women. Her approach is at once playful and meticulous.
"I have always been creative and started drawing female or feminine characters around the age of five. My illustrations are a mixture of my own experiences. Most drawings are reflections of myself or people I know. Others are archival images or inspirations I have discovered and collaged, or created from imagination. I draw my body transposed into bodies of other characters. Some of these works are autobiographical.
I enjoy drawing female characters which open up and become real, sexually-potent, explicit characters. I use my art to explore attitudes and feelings of my own sexuality. I have struggled accepting my body and sexuality growing up. I have felt ashamed and even embarrassed about who I am. This shame is reflected in my art, and through the act of drawing I am able to relinquish some of this shame." - Nikki Peck
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