Born in 1983, Nicolas Constantin, alias Nicko, is a young multifaceted urban artist. Huge graffiti enthusiast since his earliest years, the Valais inhabitant was able to create a famous and recognizable style in Switzerland. Mainly using bright colors and raw expressions borrowed from tribal art to which he added a precision and dexterity.
After Graduating from de school of Beaux-Arts in Sierre (ECAV), Nicko is very active in the graffiti scene and in graphic design for the past ten years. He exhibited his work in Switzerland and Brussles. Most big cities in the world, from Switzerland all over to Bangkok, are marked by his artistic touch due to his work and graphical designed stickers.
After working in Biel, the artist moved to Geneva. As a very prolific artist, Nicko shares his time dealing with his passion for painting and working as a graphic designer.
Instead of waiting for art galleries to expose my designs I prefer the idea of making them accessible to the world.
I like living art, the art that we share our lives with! I am always looking to include my drawings, my colors into the everyday life, making my drawings accessible and visible to everyone’s eyes. I adopted a more mobile style with the most mobile supports out there (vehicles, clothing, hats, vinyls, flyers, tickets, postcards, boomerangs and rain boots !!!) until I started to use the most mobile support that is Tatoo… an unconscious and logical continuation to my art. (and a little girl’s dream coming true !)
With my pictures, I am sowing visual seeds. The seeds might grow or might not. They will create connections between me and other people all around the world, miles away from me… caressing their sight for a few seconds and attract their attention for a moment.
My journey is built on meeting the people around me through their desire to create and design projects and re-imagine the world with me. I take most of my inspiration out of their stories, their imagination and even their duress.
Elvetik is the icing on the cake. Not only is it a great mobile support I haven’t used before it but above all an encounter full of sun, despite the rain ! #madewithlove