P-P-POWER! - Pin by Maaike Bakker
Pin by Maaike Bakker
Part of the Pin Club Exhibition for 2022
Materials: Enamel pins
Pin Size : 35mm x 25mm
Packaging Size : 110mm x 85mm
Maaike Bakker (born 1986) is a visual artist, illustrator and educator. She obtained a degree in Visual Arts (2009) and her MA in Fine Art (2013) from the University of Johannesburg. Maaike is based in Irene, Pretoria, where she lives and works. Currently she is a lecturer at Open Window where she teaches up-and-coming illustrators the difference between a nice brown and a yucky brown and inspires them to grow their skills.
Maaike loves a good pizza and has been inspired by the sharp triangular shape of pizza many times. Her illustrations are sharp, colourful, intricate and mesmerising. Just have a look at the ‘Lucky Charms’ wrapping paper she created for the Wrapped exhibition in 2021 or her Brunch Poster Series range that is full of energy.
Maaike’s other loves include her dog; Luca and her boyfriend; Werner, who have both been immortalised as stickers for the Mug Shot exhibition in 2018.