NAKI

Born in the beautiful village of Bellagio on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy, it's easy to see why NAKI might be inspired by the great outdoors. But, it was in fact a traditional British fisherman in Brighton (England) who inspired this young artist to begin a series of 'beardy bear' characters.

'That Time' by NAKI
'That Time' by NAKI

'That Time...' by NAKI Original Watercolour on Paper 15 x 21cm Framed as shown with museum quality glass (anti UV / scratch / reflection) and acid-free mount beardy bears, camp fire, bearded guys, lumberjack brothers, bearded twins, beardy bears, plaid shirt, denim jeans, toasting marshmallow, story telling, great outdoors

Beardy Bear Pompiere by NAKI
Beardy Bear Pompiere by NAKI

Beardy Bear Pompiere (Fit Fireman) by NAKI Original Watercolour on Paper 21 x 29.5cm #Fireman #Muscle #Emergency #BeardyBear #Hose

'Ribbons' original by NAKI
'Ribbons' original by NAKI

Original Watercolour on Paper 21 x 29.5cm #Ribbons #WorldAidsDay #bearded #Dec1st #beardybear #americanbeauty

'That Time' by NAKI
'That Time' by NAKI

'That Time...' by NAKI Original Watercolour on Paper 15 x 21cm Framed as shown with museum quality glass (anti UV / scratch / reflection) and acid-free mount beardy bears, camp fire, bearded guys, lumberjack brothers, bearded twins, beardy bears, plaid shirt, denim jeans, toasting marshmallow, story telling, great outdoors

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Original Watercolours & Pastels

The cast of beardy bear characters in NAKI's collection is eclectic and wholesome.

They all seem to enjoy the outdoor life - doing all the things that we'd like to do.

For available watercolours and pastels by NAKI, click here.

Fashionista on Wood by NAKI
Fashionista on Wood by NAKI

This is sold - If you would like to commission NAKI to paint you something like this, please get in touch by sending a message via the 'contact' page - click the image to activate the link...

Works on Wood by NAKI 04
Works on Wood by NAKI 04

These are sold - If you would like to commission NAKI to paint you something like this, please get in touch by sending a message via the 'contact' page - click the image to activate the link...

'Lumberjack' on wood by NAKI
'Lumberjack' on wood by NAKI

This is sold - If you would like to commission NAKI to paint you something like this, please get in touch by sending a message via the 'contact' page - click the image to activate the link...

Fashionista on Wood by NAKI
Fashionista on Wood by NAKI

This is sold - If you would like to commission NAKI to paint you something like this, please get in touch by sending a message via the 'contact' page - click the image to activate the link...

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Original Works on Wood

Stunning paintings in oil, enamel and acrylic on smooth wooden panels. All of these examples are already sold, but NAKI is very happy to undertake a unique commisssion especially for you. 

To enquire about commissioning, please send a message here

'Old School Tattooed Man' by NAKI
'Old School Tattooed Man' by NAKI

Beardy bear 'Old School Tattooed Man' by NAKI Open Edition Giclée Print on Paper 21 x 29.5cm Amazing stories...

'El Boxeador in Rosso' by NAKI
'El Boxeador in Rosso' by NAKI

'El Boxeador in Rosso' by NAKI Open Edition Giclée Print on Paper 21 x 29.5cm Tattooed boxer, old-school boxer, mustachioed boxer

'Whakiti' by NAKI
'Whakiti' by NAKI

'Whakiti' by NAKI Open Edition Giclée Print on Paper 21 x 29.5cm Beardy bear in the jungle, blonde beard

'Old School Tattooed Man' by NAKI
'Old School Tattooed Man' by NAKI

Beardy bear 'Old School Tattooed Man' by NAKI Open Edition Giclée Print on Paper 21 x 29.5cm Amazing stories...

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Prints
Affordable Limited Edition and Open Edition prints allow you to extend your art collection with something a little bit special without breaking the budget. An inexpensive way to decorate your home or buy as personal gifts for friends and family. For available prints by NAKI, click here.
'Classic Sailor' by NAKI
'Classic Sailor' by NAKI

Original ceramic Glazed

01 'Boscaiolo Tatuato' by NAKI
01 'Boscaiolo Tatuato' by NAKI

Original ceramic Glazed

05 'Capitan Moreno' by NAKI
05 'Capitan Moreno' by NAKI

Original ceramic Glazed

'Classic Sailor' by NAKI
'Classic Sailor' by NAKI

Original ceramic Glazed

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Original Ceramics

One-off, hand-made sculptures of the NAKI characters in clay. Created using unfired clay, then painted by hand.

For available ceramic sculptures by NAKI, click here.

Big Food Festival, Milan
Big Food Festival, Milan

Big Food Festival, Milan
Big Food Festival, Milan

FRESKEN by NAKI 2011, Bellagio
FRESKEN by NAKI 2011, Bellagio

Big Food Festival, Milan
Big Food Festival, Milan

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Exhibitions, Commissions & Timeline

SOLO SHOWS

2016 December Permanent Exhibition, OIR Barber Shop, Milan

2016 August, Solo Show, Pagina 27 Libreria, Cesenatico

2016 June Arte Sotto al Bicchiere, Type, Milan

2015 November Naki's Barber Shop, Metropolitan Curiosity Café, Milan

2015 October Ammiragli e Malandrini (Admirals & Marauders) ONOarte, Bologna

2015 June Woof!, LeccoMilano, Milan

GROUP SHOWS

2017 June Illustrious Illustration, J.White Framing, London

2016 November Uno Sguardo in Mostra, USN Expo, Cagliari

2016 November To The Stars, Paratissima XII, Turin

2016 November Red Bull Canvas Cooler Artlab, Turin

2016 November Tittoni Art Fair (Fiera Dell'Arte Accessibile), Villa Tittoni, Monza

2016 September QuintoQuarto: Timmerman!, Palazzina 7, Milan

2016 September Parbleu! Mostra Jamais Vu, Palazzo delle Orsoline, Fidenza

2016 June Paint It Loud Festival, for JAR & Amnesty International Milan

2015 May La Mostra Della Carte da Gioco (Sui Biglietti dell'ATM), Milan

2014 July Whakiti MUDEC, Milan

COMMISSIONS

2016 June The Big Food Festival campaign poster, Milan

2016 IF Bags, In-Store Design, Milan

2015 June The Big Food Festival campaign poster, Milan

2015 IF Bags, In-Store Design, Milan

 

1987 Born in Bellagio on the shores of Lake Como

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