Lyon, France. 1982
Lives and works in Lyon, France.
Nelio was born in France in 1982. He began making graffiti in the late 1990s. Since then, this self-taught artist has developed a unique artistic approach, mainly influenced by graphic design, architecture and photography. His early letter based style and figurative works slowly evolved into a pure abstract universe, where primary geometric forms and unstructured lines contrast today in well balanced compositions. Part of the specificity of Nelio’s work is his unusual use of different color palettes, from nearly monochromatic tones to intense polychromatic compositions. Another feature is the way he mixes flat and three-dimensional elements, creating embedded spaces that play with movement and perception.