The street artist going by the name of Nychos didn’t have what we’d call a ‘normal’ upbringing. He was born into an Austrian hunting family in South Africa and spent much of his childhood seeing things which many ‘normal’ people would consider cruel or even brutal. For Nychos though, it was a fascinating world. At seven he was bitten by a boar while he was playing in the forest close to home. Just a little while later he had boar meat for lunch. In another instance he saw a dead baby lamb being consumed by maggots the same color as its fur. Instead of being horrified, he was fascinated. He studied the hidden insides of animals and noticed the way life often grows from other life. At the same time he was also a child of the 80s, growing up watching cartoons and being influenced by their flashy bright colors.
Today he’s channeled those influences – along with instances of extreme dreams and real-life epileptic fits – into the wild art that you see here. Like his childhood we see animals from rabbits and dogs, to whales and sharks dissected. This time though, their various pieces are perfectly – almost geometrically – sliced. Inside are bones, and guts arranged like a scientific schematic and sometimes wild surprises like the lunch they had earlier that day. Rather than being disgusting, Nychos works end up being highly fascinating.
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