Niz is a Peruvian born female stencil artist based out of Austin, Texas. She is known for her mutli-layered photo-realistic stencil work and skateboard art. Niz’s work draws from elements of graffiti, hip-hop culture, existentialism and spirituality. She finds her expression through old world Latin culture, African-American music, the female aesthetic, skateboarding and urban grit.
The photorealism of Niz’s stencils is offset by a grittiness and texture that mirrors the urban landscapes she is familiar with. This is juxtaposed by organic color schemes that mimic the beauty in nature. Her work has been published in several books: Painted Walls, La Habana, Vol2 (Havana, Cuba), Stencil Nation (San Francisco), Heart and Soul (New York), 400ml.Do It Yourself (France), Austin: East of I35(Austin, TX) and HOPE Outdoor Gallery (Austin, TX). Her work has also been featured on The Carson Daily Show, The Austin American Statesman, The Huffington Post, The Austin Chronicle and Concrete Wave Magazine to name a few. Niz lives and works in Austin, TX where her work is recognized on many of the local landmark businesses throughout the city.
We interviewed Niz for the Art of Sherlock Holmes USA project and she shares lots of amazing pieces of art:
Niz's piece for The Art of Sherlock Holmes USA is based on the story 'The Adventure of The Gypsy Girl' by Tony Reynolds. Tony studied Architecture at University College London and subsequently worked in the application of computers to architectural practice, then in its infancy. He has always been fascinated by the explosion of creativity of the High Victorian period and his pastiches of the Holmes canon aim to be true to the originals. In addition to his Holmes stories, he has published books on a variety of subjects, including on the use of computers, a ghost story and a hagiography.
The piece has been released as an authenticated print by the Conan Doyle Estate.