Nychos is an Austrian street artist born in 1982. He grew up in a small village south of Austria called Graz, which Nychos nicknamed the “green hell.” Growing up in a hunter’s family, he was exposed to many cruel and brutal surroundings at a young age. This upbringing has influenced much of his work.
Likely influenced by his childhood in a hunting home, his art depicts many of his animal, human, and character portraits as split anatomically down the middle or dismembered.
Nychos’ work is displayed both in urban and gallery settings, with his pieces being known as monumental and technically exceptional. He cites his desire to make himself laugh while drawing as the reasoning behind his ambition to be a comic artist or character designer. Literally growing up with skeletons in his closet from the remains of successful hunts of his father and grandfather, Nychos implements his inquisition of body functioning through his art.
Notably, Nychos established the REM, or Rabbit Eye Movement. The movement fuels the idea of creative destruction and breakdown of society. Explaining REM, Nychos has said; “The rabbits operate outside of our system, and have no rules to follow.” Nychos has collaborated with some of the most internationally known artists as well as “Urban Illustrators,” making him a breakout artist from his home country of Austria.