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department for real time video entertainment and education

alexander nikolaev

video mapping und live visuals

We solve the ubiquitous problem of unavailable space by creating virtual places of refuge for fantasy and illusion. The boundaries you must cross to enter exist only in your mind. And 90% of all cartographers agree – that these borders are rather arbitrarily. Your companion is the visual craftsman Alexander Nikolaev, and at the end of the journey, we are what we were at the beginning – stardust.”

contact: +49 (0) 1 76 – 8 19 81 403

alexander nikolaev

rhine-main area based visual craftsman and artist

welcome to the world of Alexanders visual craft and art, where you are invited to escape for bit into a space beyond the space – normally only reachable in you imagination. As a visual artist, he blends live visuals, traditional painting, video, photography, generative art, physical objects and video mapping to transform live performances into a complete experiences, like a perfect circle.

The focus always remains on the piece the visuals are crafted for for. Be it music, theater piece or a specific mood. The visuals are an additive to the the rest, they enhance and elevate but keep the focus on the subject. It’s a collaborative art and collaboration is about creating a harmony where everything blends seamlessly together.

Additionally, Alexander is offering graphic design and photography services. Be it stand alone or to support the productions with posters, flyers and event documentation, enriching the overall experience with a cohesive visual narrative.

Join him on this journey through dust and light, exploring the hidden and sublime and crafting atmospheres that linger long after the final note fades and the curtain falls.

learn more about Alexander or get a press kit with quick overview of his services

visuals and mapping reel

“i love working with other artist and help them make their concepts visible

but if you have a wedding or a funeral and would like some mapping and visuals, I’m always interested in trying out new things”



Visuals, projection mapping, content, stage design and light concept for theater. Working with different styles and techniques to fit the given production. Creating a space beyond the stage, where the story can unfold.



Translating the feeling of music into visual spaces. With video mapping, live visuals, content and light concepts. Create a place on stage where the music can unfold, taking the entire audience on a journey.

clubs, parties, festivals

Clubs Parties Festivals

Dim lights, shadowed atmosphere, creating a space where people can get lost to the beat and just dance like no one is watching. Breaking up the room by using non standard screens and video mapping.

live painting

Live Painting

An installation that allows to combine basically any traditional media with projection mapping and live visual elements. It’s scalable, can be interactive with the viewers and invites for collaborations with other artists.

design and illustration

Graphic Design and Illustration

Graphic design and traditional illustration services. Including creating posters, flyers, CD covers and custom artwork as addition to the visual project or as stand alone service. These designs add a cohesive and visually engaging element to your creative endeavors.



An event photographer with over ten years of experience. Mostly specialized in musical events like concerts, festivals, medieval markets or rehearsals. Being there at the right time to capture a moment, without being seen or heard is the essence of great event photographer.

example projects

“some of my favorite works”

Tamburi Mundi

Tamburi Mundi

live visuals

Live visuals and content for international percussion Festival “Tamburi Mundi”

Die Physiker

Die Physiker

stage design, mapping and visuals

Stage design, projection mapping, content and additional light design for the theater production “Die Physiker”

Freddy und Molly

Freddy und Molly

illustrations and visuals

Illustrations, visuals and additional print content for children musical theater “Freddy und Molly”

United for Help

United for Help

visuals with live painting

Collaboration with Michael Lerche on live painting visuals for Beneficence “United for Help”

Instagram feed

“see what I’m up to right now”