SpiritOfNikopol
26Chicago, United States
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My self-summary
Artist, art job, art nerd, regular nerd too. Help to manage and curate an art gallery, work on my own art in my spare time. Lots of traveling. Reading or Netflix as often as I can. Bar trivia on Wednesdays.
What I’m doing with my life
I work for a contemporary art gallery in the West Loop. I oversee a little bit of everything and make sure things work smoothly. Never a dull day. Traveling regularly now, here and there, US, Europe, Asia.

In my spare time I'm working as artist on a webcomic series with a writer who lives just outside Chicago. Illustration and drawing when I can. Always reading, always learning. Cooking for friends now and then. Now that the weather is good I'm looking forward to grilling on the deck and reading in the park.
I’m really good at
I tend to have a very good memory. I'm also pretty good at talking about art. I get a lot of practice, I suppose. My poached-egg technique is getting pretty close to perfect.

Update: Poached eggs are perfect, particularly in ramen.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Coen Brothers are probably my favorite directors. Some of my favorite films include Dawn of the Dead (the original), Unbreakable, Brazil, A Serious Man, Ghost in the Shell, Blade Runner, Branded to Kill, Black Narcissus, Barton Fink, the Three Colors Trilogy, and Holy Mountain. I'm also a huge animation nut, so I'll gladly watch just about anything animated, any time.

Thanks to Netflix, I'm constantly finding good TV though. I have the habit of listening to television while I'm working on my art. Latest hook is Steven Universe. For real, it's great.

Books? Kobo Abe, Tennyson, Poe, Shelley, Blake, Pessoa, Mishima, Baudelaire, Rilke, some classical epics (The Ramayana, Die Nibelungen, etc.), some classic scifi here and there. I'm trying to read more non-fiction, particularly relevant to the history of art.

I read a lot of comics and graphic novels too, both for pleasure and to review. I'm pretty open minded with the medium and I think I have fairly diverse taste.

I can appreciate a lot of different kinds of music, though, I primarily listen to a few kinds- I listen to a lot of gloomy 80s goth-rock and bouncy synth-pop. But I like diversity. In the winter I like folk, in the spring I like pop, in the summer hip-hop, and in the fall I often feel like prog. Lately lots of Vashti Bunyan, Young Fathers, Yes, Goldfrapp.

I love food in general. I have opinions on good and bad, but I can't bring myself to claim favorites on styles of cuisine. I've been cooking a lot of salmon this year, and asparagus is my new favorite thing. Just bought a little grill.
Six things I could never do without
1. Conversation.
2. Optimism.
3. Good memory.
4. Creative outlets.
5. A library card.
6. CTA card.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My brain goes everywhere. Pinballing around back and forth.
On a typical Friday night I am
I want to say something exciting but I work on Saturdays so Friday nights are usually quiet.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have basically no arch in my eyebrows at all, and I'm sort of self-conscious about it. The arch exists, but it's too blonde to see.
You should message me if
If you just want to chat for a bit about art or movies or whatever through the message system.
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