—  About

NIKKO SATURNUS
MERCIALO

Nikko Mercialo (Saint Saturday) is a Vancouver-based contemporary artist and designer whose work strives to reconcile inner conflict and the tidal sweep of our emotions with an external world that is both brutal and beautiful. Uniting the opulent dramatics of classical Western tradition with a flair for vibrant contemporary aesthetic, he explores the vanishing difference between fact and fiction, and how context differentiates fantasy from reality.

The nameless yet hauntingly familiar figures in his work become metaphoric vessels for the psyche, embodying eternal themes of optimism, hope and ascension, as well as sorrow, isolation and oblivion. The magnetic tension between form and flesh, sensuality and raw power evokes a complex mood which is simultaneously atmospheric and incendiary.

Through relentless inquiry into self, structure and society Mercialo aims to foster wild emotion and speculative contemplation in the same breath - asking us to discover ourselves in the space between.

—  Influences and Inspiration

Saint Saturday draws from the timeless influences of Baroque and Renaissance imagery, mythology, the ancient Greek & Roman eras, and traditional Japanese aesthetics. He cites the works of masters such as Caravaggio, Frazetta and Klimt as references, as well as contemporary ideas such as artificial intelligence, psychology and luxury brands. He has a rare form of neurological condition called Synesthesia - a “short circuit’ between the audio and visual centres of his brain which literally causes him to see sound. From this unique perceptive he fuses tradition with tomorrow, constructing elaborate mood boards and themes to support the creation of every project.

 
 

—  Representation and Sales

HABATAT GALLERY,
FLORIDA USA

513 Clematis St., Suite 101
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
habatat.info@gmail.com

561-469-8587
VIEW AVAILABLE WORK

UNDERDOG GALLERY,
LONDON UK

Arch 6 Crucifix Lane
London Bridge, SE1 3JW
info@theunderdog.london

0207 403 7837
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URBAN ART & DECOR,
SURREY, BC CANADA

2181 192 st.
Surrey, BC V3S 3X2
info@urban-art.ca

604 560 2181
VIEW AVAILABLE WORK

 

— Exhibitions

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

"Immortal Drift" - solo exhibition
2018 - Dec 14th @ Habatat Gallery, 513 Clematis Street, Suite 10, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Private reception & showing - Table 26, West Palm Beach, FL

"Gods & Wild Beasts" - solo exhibition
2018 - September 7th + 8th @ The Space art gallery, 1063 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5T4

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

“Occult & Symbolism”
2019 - Apr 18-30, Arch 6 Crucifix Lane, London Bridge

“Art Fair East”
2018 Dec 1-3, Norwich, Norfolk, UK

“The Underdog Masters Group Exhibition”
2018 - Oct 12-25, Arch 6 Crucifix Lane, London Bridge

"Art & Design Market Show"
2018 - July 5-8, South Hamptons, New York

 

CONTACT

—  Business inquiry, sales and commissions

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