August 12 – September 28
Enter the Rainbow to the most colorful chapter of NYCHOS oeuvre, in which the artist literally presents himself in a very new light. Glowing translucent skins wrap skeletons in all spectral colors. Enhanced by symbolic imagery, these paintings tell a journey of deep insight and healing. Enter the Rainbow, a solo exhibition by NYCHOS opens at Mirus Gallery Denver on August 12, 2022, with a VIP Preview 6pm, followed by an Opening Reception 7-10pm. Stay tuned for more events centered around his participation in the upcoming Denver Walls Mural Festival in September.
About the Exhibition:
“I experience reality as a three-dimensional manifestation of pure light meeting darkness, splitting into all the spectral colors. Thus, everything exists within the rainbow.“
Enter the Rainbow by NYCHOS is an excerpt of the artist’s novel body of work The Awakening, presented earlier this year at Mirus Gallery, Los Angeles. The Denver show now exhibits the most colorful chapter of this oeuvre, in which the artist literally presents himself in a very new light. Glowing translucent skins wrap skeletons in all spectral colors. Enhanced by symbolic imagery, these paintings tell a journey of deep insight and healing.
Retrospective elements in the form of NYCHOS’ classic dissection pieces introduce the exhibition, as they are early manifestations of his approach to exploring what lies beyond the surface that we know. The show’s centerpiece Rainbow Mickey Head Anatomy bridges these two worlds and allows the viewers to smoothly transition and enter the rainbow.
About the Artist:
Breaking surfaces, seeking depths – layer by layer. Driven by an insatiable curiosity, NYCHOS creates art in order to examine a question that has always been with him: How deep can you go?
NYCHOS is an alter ego, created by a kid who grew up amidst a clash of cultures: A world, where Austrian Tradition and its Hunting Culture meets Eighties Pop Culture, Comic and Television. The visual input from back then still contributes to the output of the adult. By the means of anatomy, NYCHOS investigates the living species across different contexts and different media. His favorite tool is the spray can, his favorite surface is large. Questioning contrasts, he unifies looseness and accuracy. Severity and irony. The inner and the outer world. The dark and the bright. And most importantly, life and death. Within his oeuvre, one embraces the other. All becomes one.
NYCHOS creates art from deep within his soul. Deeply rooted in Graffiti and shaped by thevisual inputs of his early years, his work comprises murals, fine art, illustrations, sculptures and animations. NYCHOS is the founder of Rabbit Eye Movement, co-founder of THE WEIRD and member of the LORDS crew. His artworks have been exhibited worldwide and his large-scale murals give character to cities all across the globe. He currently lives and works both in Vienna, Austria and Los Angeles, California.