Portrait of Bill Loika

Kieran Smith


View it in a room

Rent this artwork for 132.00€/monthm

Apply now


80cm x 100cm


Cork adhesive, sand and acrylic on canvas. Bill Loika is an older generation tattoo artist working in Amsterdam. Having recently moved to Amsterdam and being still very much under its spell - and having gotten my first tattoo - I came across a compelling photograph of Bill and decided to paint him. It's executed in a mixture of sand, cork adhesive (industrial glue) and acrylic paint on canvas. [The work is unframed].
// Newhere jQuery(document).ready(function($) { // Array of image URLs var backgroundImages = [ 'https://st-artamsterdam.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/A9Rhjv48o_qt9k0z_5q8.jpg', 'https://st-artamsterdam.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/A9R1d2khwl_qt9k11_5q8.jpg', ]; // Function to get a random image URL function getRandomImage() { return backgroundImages[Math.floor(Math.random() * backgroundImages.length)]; } // Set random background image for sections with class 'random-bg-module' $('.random-bg-module').each(function() { var randomImageUrl = getRandomImage(); $(this).css('background-image', 'url(' + randomImageUrl + ')'); }); // If the above doesn't work, try this alternative approach $(window).load(function() { $('.random-bg-module').each(function() { var randomImageUrl = getRandomImage(); $(this).attr('style', function(i, style) { return style + 'background-image: url(' + randomImageUrl + ') !important;'; }); }); }); });