Hi, I’m Flipka
I’m “Flipka” aka Flip aka Philippe Vroonen (° 20/09/1980) born and raised in Tongeren, adopted by Alt Hoeselt.
I am a self-taught artist with a strong, colorful graphic style. My style is a common thread through all my works.
My artworks are unlimited in possibilities and locations.
If you dissect my work, you will see the avoidance of symmetry, lack of perfect proportions and vivid color palettes where you are challenged to display my messages and concerns in fragile balance in characters and elements, but with strong interactions.
I spent my childhood in the cultural world of punk, hip hop, graffiti and skateboarding.
After school, I started as a self-taught cook to earn my first money.
If I do something I always want to excel and that’s why I went to learn my trade with the big chefs. Peter Goossens (Hof van Cleve), Hans van Wolde (Beluga), among others, taught me to do my own thing in addition to cooking, to strive for perfection and work ethics.
After the birth of my first daughter, I opted for a drastic change of life (Horeca-life sucks) in order to invest more in my family.
In my youth I experimented a lot with graffiti, “tagging” and drawing. I picked up this old hobby again and brought it to a “legal good dad” version.
For me it is a breath of fresh air, a new world opens up. I delve into different techniques and taps into a fresh network.
My first steps in my colorful work were brought by my daughter after I customized her first shoes.
I never listened to anyone only to that little voice in my head. This has been the “boss” for a few years now and together we are working on complete freedom (and world domination).
I find it most pleasing if I can use different materials in my work and process this on large surfaces.
On which you can draw you can find a Flipka.
I started to dive into Illustrator and Photoshop and was able to allow even more creativity to prevail, not only on paper but also digitally.
Do you have a question?
Do you want to work together?
Buy some of my works?
Organize a workshop?
Send me a message and I will contact you as soon as possible.