iies. is a visionary musician/artist currently residing within Denver, CO. The name iies is coined from his birth name "Craig Northup II" which he takes the Roman numeral two, and applies it to symbolize the letter "i" to pronounce the word "eyes".
"eyes" was a childhood nickname given to him, for which he now embraces to reflect how "eyes" conjure many different perspectives. He has made this idea one of the main staples for his artistic mission today.
iies wants to bring his following into a multi-sensorial experience by describing energies of our reality via visual art and music, to explain the vibrations of light and sound. His art is expressive, vibrant, and painterly with swirling lines, bending and twisting perspectives, and filled with motion; his music is lyrically complex, energetic, and thought provoking.
Far from his past persona and no longer held by the mental restraints of his own societal, parental, and internal shortcomings, iies now expresses his fully realized identity proudly with his story of trauma, redemption, and spiritually.