About

portrait-as-bas-16--BW-72I am an artist, cartoonist and illustrator. I grew up in the Hague, Bucharest, New York and an obscure little place in the Netherlands called Oegstgeest. I studied visual art in Amsterdam and Rhode Island, and since 2003 I work in Berlin, Germany and the Netherlands.

My works center on the themes ‚Sehnsucht‘, identity, gender dysphoria and gender roles, using drawing and text.

I am co-founder of the artist-run group Palatti, organising art projects, residencies and exhibitions around the world since 2005. In 2010 I left the collective to be able to concentrate on other things. In 2008, I co-founded the comic blog collective Chicks on Comics. Since 2013, Nettmann and me tell nothing but the truth about parenting in our webcomic Familienjuwelen.

Currently, I am working on my first long format comic. You can follow me at my instagram page where I reguarly document my working process.

I have worked for money, the promise of immortality and laughs.

Write me at basbacker (at) posteo.de.

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