We had the good fortune of connecting with NiiON and Nitzu and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi NiiON & Nitzu, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
NiiON: Choosing an artistic career was really a battle and journey in itself. Of course many start their lives in art and grow up with influences from professionals, family, and mentors. For me art to some was work for my family. As being people of color in America being able to work within art was a lucky miracle or privilege. There wasn’t much time to express within it. So growing up I had to be given new eyes to understand art is a diary of what was and who was within any given time. It’s your portal to the DNA of emotions in time. So when I did finally decide to make the plunge full time, it was because i was made aware how important it is for us to have a voice of expression. Giving someone younger than me a chance to step into world of art to spread their existence, not just to survive. Nitzu: I honestly never felt art as a choice.
I think I followed what I like and did my best. Within years my skills got sharper and more precise. As a post production supervisor, I find myself learning and passing my knowledge at the same time to other creatives. Something I didn’t expect, but I enjoy this part a lot. Having a career as a creative makes you always learn new ways of creating because it is tied now to your finances. The connections between business and art can be very tricky and even confusing. I am lucky to do this journey with a partner and other amazing artists that we create together..

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
We are multimedia artists so we would like to focus on the art we are doing together. Nitzu: Most of my art that I create, I project, or used to project only in live experiences. When pandemic hit I teamed up with NiiON, that is a talent photographer, creative director and musician, and we started together use the projection more and more outside of the live shows. Stepping into still photography/film/music visualizers. I think I am really proud of the adjustments I did while the world was changing. Still finding my way to create and most importantly, give audience any kind of experience.
NiiON: Our art and work has become the future of our society. Everything fully transitioning from reality to digital spaces has catapulted our concepts to new heights. The industry has opened the doors for what will be the future of design and technology. So from photography to music to film to animation to gaming. We are creating for the masses while also creating personal work for the cultures we represent. Clients come to us when they want their future to be different. We enjoy the challenge to give clients a new way to view themselves and their ideas.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Nitzu: I will definitely try to think what is special about LA that you can see anywhere else. As a huge food lover it is almost impossible for me to choose only a few spots. But the menu will be composed of Mexican, Korean, Thai, Salvadorian, Japanese and Armenian. Following the food that is scattered around the city will be a perfect opportunity to also see the diversity of the city, which is LA’s best quality to my option. I think Venice beach represents to me the Los Angeles I saw on TV as a young kid in Israel, so the ocean would definitely be a main spot to visit, and if we will be lucky we’ll spot dolphins swimming in the distance. NiiON: Well it always starts with what type of trip did the person want to have? That’s what I always ask. Then we first off on the ride from the airport find the best view for that time of day and just take a moment to be present where we are together. Then head for food. Currently keeping it very simple in the Arts District, a place called Yunomi Handroll. Have some exquisite rolls and move onto getting ready for a nice evening. Through out the week you have to find your beach which malibu is always nice to start. Moving on to some very great art shows between super chief and other galleries in downtown. Definitely find ourselves at a great show of DJs playing their best sets. A day where we go to the Ace for a nice few drinks by the pool. Maybe a nice house party or gathering in Beverly Hills. Weekend bbq at our studio loft. Definitely last but not least catching live show at one of the pop up underground shows at the domes in the arts district.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
NiiON, Nitzu: We would like to shout-out to the community of artist around us, that we creating and working with. Our art isn’t made solo, the collaboration is a stimulation of our minds pushing the art to a higher place. From music, film, animation, paint, and more. LA has become a community we can depend on too always execute at the highest level without compromise. Of course nothing would have been exist without the influence we and support we got from our families.

Website: nixni.art

Instagram: @ni.x.ni.studio

Facebook: Ni x Ni Studio

Other: http://vsco.co/michaelniion nitzansaar.com

Image Credits
Image created by Ni x Ni Studio ( Nitzu x NiiON).

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