Nychos, who signs much of his street art as Nychos The Weird, is an Austrian artist known for his anatomically-exploded renderings of animals, people and pop culture characters.
Meet Street Artist Nychos
“Combining the comic character with how a body actually works is really interesting to me”. – Nychos, March 2013
Here’s a look at some of his murals from all over the world.
Horsepower, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2014:
X-Ray of a Wolf, Intersection of Haight and Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 2014:
Eat Your Heart Out, Haight St., San Francisco, CA 2014:
Dissection of a Wild Boar, Berlin, 2014:
Dissection of The Little Mermaid, Linz, Austria, 2014:
working on the above piece:
Dissection of Easter Rabbit, Oakland CA 2013:
Dissection of a Gator, Miami, FL 2013:
Dissection of a Snake, Torino, Italy 2013:
Dissection of a Tiger (venue unknown), 2013:
X-Ray of BOB, Miami, FL, 2013:
Dissection of Mickey’s Head, Austria 2012:
A Slice of Tuna and the Final Maki of Mankind, Vienna, 2012:
Dissection of an Owl, London, 2012:
Opening Piece at Galo Art Gallery in Turin, 2013:
And some of his gallery pieces:
Cross Section of a Doberman, 2014:
X-Ray of Doberman on wood, 2014:
Bring Me Your Daughter To The Slaughter, 2013:
Dissection of a White Rabbit:
Dissection of a Space Snake, 2013:
Nychos for Volvo, Absolut, and Nickelodeon
Lest you think his work is too grotesque for marketing, the artist has worked with several big name brands to create collaborative art, events and products. Nickelodeon, Volvo and Absolut Vodka have all commissioned Nychos for various projects.
Nychos Volvo Art Session 2014:
Absolut Nychos by Absolut Vodka & VICE:
San Franciscans may have recently seen Nychos’ murals going up around their city. Nychos, with support from Montana Spray paint, has recently been creating murals in the Haight. This, in conjunction with his first US solo show ‘Street Anatomy’ at the FIFTY24SF Gallery , has brought his work to the city by the bay.
His dissection paintings of the four turtles from the Mutant Ninja Turtles (Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo below) in the SF show have been receiving quite a bit of buzz:
‘Street Anatomy’ opened Friday, April 18th and ran through June 15th at the FIFTY24SF Gallery Here’s a little video about the show:
About the artist:
The Austrian urban art and graffiti illustrator Nychos was born in 1982 in Styria, Austria where he grew up in a hunting family. Getting confronted by the anatomy of dead animals at an early age and being an 80’s kid with an interest for cartoons and heavy metal ended up being some of the ingredients which inspired him when he started graffiti and painting at the age of 18. Over the years he developed a distinctive style which stands out – his dissections and cross sections of human and animal bodies are easily recognized. The focus and reinterpretation of dissected motives in a combination of colorful outlines can be seen as his branding. He is well known for his huge and technically outstanding art pieces in the urban environment as well as several gallery exhibitions. In 2013 he had solo shows in Detroit (Inner State Gallery), New York (Mighty Tanaka) and Turin (Galo Art Gallery), besides traveling the world, painting in over 15 different cities and participating in Art Basel Miami Beach, Pow Wow Hawaii and many other events. He’s currently seen as one of the most sought-after artists of the street art scene. In 2014 three solo shows in San Francisco (Fifty24SF) AND Singapore (Mighty Jaxx) are planned amongst a set of festivals, events, conferences and fairs.
Nychos is also part of international graffiti and urban illustration crews like “The Lords”, “The Weird Crew” and “The Jukebox Cowboys”.
at top: Dissected Walrus, 2014 for San Francisco Gallery show invite
all images courtesy of the artist, info courtesy of the artist, Upper Playground and Fifty24sf Gallery