Artist Interview: Nico Klein-Allermann

Artist Interview: Nico Klein-Allermann
Having started by taking pictures with a tic-tac carton as a child, Nico has been photographing ever since. Nico Klein-Allermann loves people, characters, moments, and authentic feelings. He cherishes situations that stand out from everyday life. Nico possesses a rare ability to capture moments of vulnerability, all the while leaving the atmosphere and spirit of the moment unaltered and thereby authentic. Whether it is street photography, staged, or documentary in nature, his photographs are a journey through time and space
1) Which art movement do you consider most influential on your practice?
I'm most influenced by contemporary art but is often inspired by older art works or other areas in life, such as philosophy.
2) Where do you go and when to make your best art?
I don't have to go anywhere in particular but I have to feel comfortable.
3) How do you describe your 'creative process'?
When I get an idea, I often put it aside. Later I would complete it when I have collected all the components together.
4) Which artist, living or deceased, is the greatest inspiration to you?
5) If you weren't an artist, what would you do?
I would work for an NGO, engaged in children's welfare.
6) What do you listen to for inspiration?
7) If you could own one artwork, and money was no object, which piece would you acquire?
Untitled (Fallen Angel) by Jean Michel Basquiat
8) If your dream museum or collection owner came calling, which would it be?
I don't know.
9) What is your key piece of advice for artists embarking on a fine art or creative degree today?
Work hard and remain faithful to who you are.
10) What is your favourite book of all time (fiction or non-fiction)?
"The end is my beginning" from Tiziano Terzani
11) If you could hang or place your artwork in one non-traditional art setting, where would that be?
I like the idea of turning the street into a gallery. Art is everyone.
12) What was the biggest lesson your university course or time studying taught you?
Follow your intuition.
13) And finally, if we were to fast forward 10 years, where would we find you?
Doing the same stuff with the same passion.