Nikko Mercialo (Saint Saturday) is a Vancouver-based artist whose work investigates the fine line between fact and fiction, and how context differentiates reality from fantasy.
Nikko’s work is a juxtaposition between vulnerability and raw power. Nameless yet strangely familiar figures are immortalized in a state between creation and destruction that reflects their energy as they struggle to solve the puzzle of their multiplex, hybrid lives.
At once critical and celebratory of culture, society, and the individual, Nikko seeks to fuel the vibrant, mad passion of the fully engaged human, and ignite the exhilarated pulse one would expect from such a chosen and capable people. We are called upon embrace wild emotion and speculative contemplation in the same breath, and discover ourselves in the rich landscape of the spaces between