Known to many as Niko the Ikon, twenty year-old artist Niko Karamyan stays true to the anagram that is his name via the careful study of human behavior that constitutes his multimedia-media work. An observant eye with particular interest in identities that evoke the intersection of the base and grandiose, Niko combines his abilities as a conceptual self-portrait artist, video director, and photographer to produce the likeness of the distinctive characters he finds personally compelling. Niko’s portraits of humanity offer viewers undiluted, visceral glimpses into the hyper-sexual, consumer-driven, and ego-centric society of the then and now. He has recently produced music videos for the bands Chester French and Io Echo, as well as a photo narrative for DIS Magazine, while continuing his on-going series of personal portraits. Born in 1992 in Hollywood, CA, Niko still lives and works in Los Angeles.
Niko Karamyan ON THE 89+ GENERATION
“I’m part of a global community driven by mutual support. We succeed individually as artists while we progress together as humans.”