We noticed a new mural underway in the neighborhood a few weeks ago and today we are talking about it! Nychos, the mastermind behind the piece entitled "Anatomy of a Canis Lupus", is an Austrian urban artist known for large scale decaying or dissected animals. The mural is located in the Culver City Arts District on La Cienega Blvd. on the side of Graphaids Art Supply. The art store has collaborated with numerous big names in street art to bring a lil flavor to their grey building. Some of the coolest murals in the area are all thanks to Graphaids!
Photo via Volvo Art Session
NYCHOS THE WEIRD
"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. In 2014 he had two solo shows in San Francisco (Fifty24SF) and Singapore (Mighty Jaxx) amongst a set of festivals, events, conferences and fairs. He’s currently seen as one of the most sought-after artists of the street art scene. 'Combining the comic character with how a body actually works is really interesting to me'. (Nychos, March 2013)(Nychos, March 2013)"
For more about the artist visit his Tumblr page. All images, projects, and relevant weblinks are there so check it out! And spend sometime in the neighborhood to see other murals by incredible urban artists!