Niclas Castello is a contemporary artist influenced by Pop Art and renowned for his sculpture series of metallic lips titled ‘The Kiss’, his series of Luxury Fire Extinguishers featuring fashion-house labels, and Andy Warhol-inspired paintings.
Born and raised in East Germany, Castello cites the fall of the Berlin Wall as a major artistic influence on his life as the sudden expansion of his world led to lifelong fascination with and appreciation for colour.
He moved to Paris in 2001 to pursue painting and briefly returned to Germany to enroll in art school before dropping out and considering to quit art altogether.
Thankfully, he was led by instinct to New York City and moved there in 2004 having found solace in the mentoring support of Arleen Schloss and the inspiration provided to him by the city.
With his works, inspired by Neo-Pop Art, Neoexpressionism and the Junge Wilde, he became internationally known within a short time and is represented in reputable collections in Europe, the USA and Asia.
Castello continues to live and work in New York, and has exhibited his work internationally, including Art Basel 2014, Art Stage Singapore 2013, and FIAC 2011 in Paris.