NIKKO SATURNUS MERCIALO
Nikko (Saint Saturday) is a Vancouver-based artist and designer. His work strives to reconcile inner conflict and the tidal sweep of our emotions, with an external world that is both brutal and beautiful. At once critical and celebratory of culture, society, and the individual, he explores the struggle between a variety of human impulses that are as necessary as they are contradictory, and which constantly undermine our psychic and social coherence even as they empower us with vitality, spirit and life.
While seeking to distort and synthesize the boundaries between tradition and tomorrow, Nikko’s creative production aims to foster wild emotion and speculative contemplation in the same breath, asking us to discover ourselves in the rich landscape of the space between.