Cleopatra’s Lips by Niclas Castello

Cleopatra’s Lips by Niclas Castello

‘Cleopatra’s Lips’ by Niclas Castello are influenced by his previous renowned series of sculptures ‘The Kiss‘, but with a whole new extravagant twist. These pieces consist of mixed media using 24 karat gold gilded lips sculpture over canvas and encased in a wooden black frame, making these his most lux and unique pieces yet. ‘Cleopatra’s Lips‘ come in a single framed sculpture, 3 sculptures vertically framed, 4 times and 9 times framed. Inspired by the ready-made concept in art history. His series of luxury fire extinguishers and lips are a direct tribute to the Dadaist and surrealist movements. He takes a functional object of daily life and turns it into an icon through art using the language of neo pop art (luxury brands) and makes it an object one wants to show off.

About Niclas Castello

Niclas Castello grew up in the former eastern part of Germany. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, he was opened up to a world of color that he became fascinated with. He moved to Paris and found inspiration to paint in the famous, Montmarte district. Inspired by the talent of his mother and the legendary Paris fashion shows, he found his way to the art world and began creating his first paintings.  

In 2002, he returned to Germany and studied art at a private university. After 2 years, he became dissatisfied with the way art was taught in school, dropped out and considered quitting art altogether. At a loss for inspiration, Niclas Castello decided to embark on a new adventure across seas and live in New York City. By luck chance, Castello found himself sheltered by performance art pioneer and influential figure in the Downtown New York art, Arleen Schloss. With finding solace in the mentoring support of Schloss, inspiration by New York City, and driven by passion, Castello’s new style was born and led him to produce the renowned sculptures and paintings of today.

ARTWORK

Cleopatra's Lips Blue by Niclas Castello
Cleopatra’s Lips Blue by Niclas Castello
Cleopatra’s Lips Blue by Niclas Castello
2016
Cleopatra's Lips, 24 Carat Gilded, Niclas Castello
Cleopatra’s Lips (Single) by Niclas Castello
Cleopatra’s Lips (Single) by Niclas Castello
2015
Niclas Castello, popular, castello, pop
Cleopatra’s Lips Red (3 times) by Niclas Castello
Cleopatra’s Lips Red (3 times) by Niclas Castello
2016
Niclas Castello, popular, castello, pop
Cleopatra’s Lips 24carat (3 times) by Niclas Castello
Cleopatra’s Lips 24carat (3 times) by Niclas Castello
2016
Niclas Castello, popular, castello, pop
Cleopatra’s Lips White Gold by Niclas Castello
Cleopatra’s Lips White Gold by Niclas Castello
2016
Cleopatra's Lips, 4 times, Niclas Castello, Castello, 24 carat Gilded
Cleopatra’s Lips (9 times) by Niclas Castello
Cleopatra’s Lips (9 times) by Niclas Castello
2015
Cleopatra's Lips, 4 times, Niclas Castello, Castello, 24 carat Gilded
Cleopatra’s Lips (4 times) by Niclas Castello
Cleopatra’s Lips (4 times) by Niclas Castello
2015
Cleopatra's Lips, 3 times, Niclas Castello, Castello, 24 carat Gilded
Cleopatra’s Lips (3 times) by Niclas Castello
Cleopatra’s Lips (3 times) by Niclas Castello
2015