Nizstaro (Niran Mario Osswald), grew up near Cologne, Germany, close to the border with the Netherlands. Early in his life he was fascinated by computers, science fiction movies and the underground alternative music of the 1970’s and 80’s. He immigrated to Australia in 1988 and has lived for most of that time in Melbourne, where he studied Arts, Business and International Trade at Monash University.
Over the last 20 years he has worked intensively with graphics, design and digital art, using the computer and his drawing pens as his artistic instrument. In a language suffused with the lush, yet at times austere accents of expressionism, he sets a tone of sensual futuristic grandeur; an erotic virtual-reality landscape of perfect flesh, uniting three-dimensional illustrations, photographs and graphically manipulated abstract elements to create his own world of arresting, yet displaced erotic longing.
Nizstaro spent time to Europe and Asia in 2008, 2013 - 2016 settling in Europe, where he continued his career as an artist and writer. With the assistance of his personal assistant Rolf Waeber in Switerzland and other networks in Europe, Nizstaro's work has been exhibited and sold in Dubai, London, Zurich and Munich and several other regional cities of Europe and through the Internet. In 2010 Nizstaro is focused on releasing his work to the Melbourne market through shows in galleries, boutiques and shops.