ALCHEMY THROUGH ART
Nikko Saturnus Mercialo (Saint Saturday) is a Vancouver-based artist and designer. His creative production covers a range of media to address the paradoxical themes that define humanity. Such as the way destruction leads to creation, or how strength can arise from adversity.
Inspired by the apocalyptic intensity of seemingly opposite forces that exist at the time, his work presents complex moods which are simultaneously atmospheric and incendiary — raw power and vulnerability, love and sorrow, divinity and doom, memory and moment, and the tidal sweep of identity and culture in a world that is both beautiful and brutal. He invites wild emotion and speculative contemplation in the same breath, challenging the audience to reflect upon themselves in the space between.
Mercialo is the co-founder of Mythology Media, a strategic branding agency, and is the Creative Director for several on-going projects.