Nicoz Balboa is a transgender Italian visual artist who uses his life events as inspiration for works ranging from painting, drawing and tattooing to pyrography, graphic journals and sketch-works. He reveals his hopes, failures and successes in candid and, at times, critical works that are frequently both tragic and humorous. The themes of provocation and sexuality repeatedly surface as his works are firmly rooted in the tradition of transfeminist discourse.
He published another solo comic book Les larmes the crocodile, with the french publisher, “DIANTRE!”
He self published a self-help comic fanzine called “The Vibration List”
—*illustration and design*—
from 2017 to 2020 he has been a designer for the brand Wooden Finger, which they founded with Lorena Rossi and Ariel Kinski.
from 2012 Nicoz has travelled the world using his tattooing skills and has worked as a guest tattooist in some of the coolest tattoo parlors including Mystery Tattoo Club in Paris, Eight of Swords in New York, Salon Serpent in Amsterdam, the Ten Bells Tattoos in Rome, 1770 Tattoos (formerly “IN2U”) in Brighton, and Turbo Zero and they have now opened his own tattoo studio, called Strangeland. click here to check his tattoos.
Nicoz lives and works in France and regularly undertakes guest work in both Italy and the UK.