Nikolas (b. 1961, Athens, GR) is a Greek sculptor, who from a very young age was immersed in the worlds of art and cinema, until he discovered his passion for sculpture. His working studio is based in the Greek island of Spetses in which he produces and showcases some of his work. His practice mainly consists of minimalistic sculptures that are usually made of bronze, wood or marble and range from unique big size outdoor pieces, to small ones in limited editions. His oeuvre encompasses human figures, mythology, and fantasy. Figures inspired by Greek history or extraterrestrial myths, usually coated with various patinas as an experiment of understanding how the same work may be perceived by the viewer in different ways.
Nikolas is deeply concerned about the position of the human race in a future defined by machine learning and our co-existence with androids and cyborgs. His work is, therefore, an expression of his beliefs and feelings for the future of humanity. His sculptures are also influenced by the countries from the four continents in which he has lived in throughout his life. "Wherever I travel, I always absorb and process how people interact with their world, especially in places outside the Western canon of living and thinking", says the artist. That is why, apart from history and mythology, elements from indigenous peoples are often incorporated in his artworks.
According to the artist: "It is the constantly present challenges, when I harness hard materials, that push me to explore new methods and innovative techniques, in my effort to realise my ideas in small, medium and large scale".