Neo-pop artist, Niclas Castello, has has captivated the millennial art world of the like no other. His vibrant sculptures and luxe screen prints have brought Castello to become a vital figure in popular culture and is even displayed next to the art of today’s most popular contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Jeff Koons or Damien Hirst.
Drawing much influence from artists like Basquiat, Warhol, and Haring, Niclas Castello’s paintings illuminate with vibrant colors, playful writing and spontaneous brush strokes. He uses an array of mediums from acrylic and oil paint and stick, to graffiti and inkjet to handmade screen prints onto platforms such as canvas, paper, wood or linen. The sizes Castello uses to sell art of his paintings also vary any where from 30 to 80 inches.
Early on, Castello had a fascination and curiosity for the world of colors. He led to venture away from his home town in East Germany and move the famous Montmartre district in Paris, where he found inspiration for the art of painting. Eventually in 2004, Castello would set off again, this time to the city of fine art America, New York where he was bound to collide with American performance artist and curator Arleen Schloss. Shloss, also mentor to artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat or Keith Haring, recognized the exceptional talent of Niclas Castello and became a key feature in his development and inspiration as an artist. Being immersed in neo-expressionistic compositions, he developed his distinctive style so well-known today and stepped into first marks of his unparalleled career.