Born in Brandenburg/Havel, Germany Niklas Klotz studied stone cutting and sculpture. He received his diploma in sculpture from HfBK Dresden. Klotz designs digital humans on the computer only to then realize the matrices in traditional materials, such as marble and wood, although sometimes he also chooses high-tech solutions, such as 3-D aluminum prints. So-called avatars (digital human personifications on the internet) are transformed into tangible contours fashioned from marble (colored with wax and pigment), wood and glass eyes. Despite being given marked individual features, such as wrinkles, stubble and scars, the sculptures still seem essentially artificial although it is not possible to clearly assign the origins of these characteristics.