Niclas Castello, ‘Zulu from Enterprise’, 2016, Oliver Cole Gallery

Niclas Castello
Zulu from Enterprise
2016
70 x 59 inches
Oil stick and acrylic on canvas

Niclas Castello, born 1978 in Neuhaus am Rennweg, Germany, is a German contemporary artist influenced by pop art, neo-expressionism and street art. He is well known for sculptures like The Kiss and his Neo expressionist paintings. Niclas Castello is listed as one of the world's top artists on artnet.
Niclas Castello grew up in East Germany. Inspired by the German reunification, Niclas Castello moved to Montmartre and in 2003 back to Germany. He studied art at a private university, but dropped out after two years. Then Niclas Castello moved to New York City, where was supported by Arleen Schloss. Arleen Schloss was a mentor to Jean Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. He stayed at Schloss' New York loft for about two years. From 2008 to 2015, he traveled around the world and started working with galleries in Europe and the United States. Throughout his career, Niclas Castello was part of the street art movement. He indicates himself to be influenced by Invader.
His customers include Beyoncé, Jay Z and other celebrities and his work has been featured in Garage Magazine.

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About Niclas Castello

German, b. 1978, Neuhaus am Rennweg, Germany, based in Berlin & New York