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nikko saturnus mercialo

Habatat, Florida @habatatgalleriesfl Underdog Gallery, London @underdog_gallery - #sᴀɪɴᴛsᴀᴛᴜʀᴅᴀʏ

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Destroy who you are to become who you could be. . . Acrylic, gouache, charcoal and spray on canvas/// I thought this one would take many more hours, but sometimes things are made whole when they’re left incomplete. This is one of them I guess, it feels somehow correct to leave it. Is she the agony of self creation - or that of annihilation? . . . #artwork #contemporaryartist #insight #portraitartist #vancouverartist #texture #acrylicpainting #deconstructed #figurativepainting #impressionist #artistoninstagram #studiotime #charcoaldrawing #creativeprocess #expressionism #canvasart #fineart #drawing #charcoal #vancouverart #inthestudio #destroy #create #saintsaturday #emergingartist #artgallery #unfinished #uncalculated #inthestudio
Long post, please read... . All love and gratitude to everyone who attended the show this weekend - you were the reason for this. . Stay with me a minute, I want to share a story... . The past two days I watched strangers get lost and find each other in conversations about the figures in each of my paintings - the layers, meaning, colour choices, details and form; whether his person represented the deconstruction of a real human into a set of complex sensual moments, painful transformations and emotional characteristics... of a rebirth. Or whether it was even a real person at all. . This happened for two days, with hundreds of people. . The purpose of ‘Gods & Wild Beasts” was to facilitate a deeper level of connection while honouring our own sovereignty. My ambition was to by-pass isolation, remove masks, and catalyze new friendships at an exclusive event. . Fort two nights I had the honour of witnessing that process unfold. . In these fast fashion times of mindless social outrage and instant gratification we just proved that people are looking for more. More self-knowledge. More meaning. More passion and purpose. More intelligence, empathy and strength. More life. . I’m blown away by the responses. You. Me. Friends. Guests. All of us made “Gods & Wild Beasts” a stunning success. It feels good to be seen without filters, and be strangers no more. . . . . #artwork #artshow #contemporaryartist #portraitartist #vancouverartist #portraitart #portraitpainting #vancouverblogger #acrylicpainting #figurativepainting #impressionism #artistoninstagram #artists #gratitude #artlovers #expressionism #canvasart #fineart #gallery #vancouverart #vancouverbc #uncalculated #saintsaturday #emergingartist #vancouverartscene #artgallery #success #yaletown
You’re a product of your decisions. . A study in charcoal and graphite. Sometimes I like to step back from complex work and just vibe on the simple beauty of the human form. I like it un-finished, as if she’s still defining her own sense of self ... just like we all are. . . . #artwork #artshow #contemporaryartist #portraitartist #vancouverartist #portraitart #portraitpainting #texture #acrylicpainting #figurativepainting #portraitdrawing #artistoninstagram #artgallery #studiotime #charcoaldrawing #inspiring_shot #creativeprocess #eyes #pencils #graphite #fineart #drawing #charcoal #vancouverart #sketches #drawings #sketchbook #saintsaturday
Fun fact: I don’t personally know the subjects in my work. I’ve never met or spoken with them. They’re complete strangers. Some are not even real people. What does it mean to evoke this depth of emotion through a stranger? Or someone who doesn’t even exist... . Small charcoal, graphite and ink study. The painting based on this will be in my upcoming solo show, “Gods & Wild Beasts”, September 7th and 8th at @TheSpaceAnArtGallery. #saintsaturday . . . . . #artwork #artshow #contemporaryartist #sketch #pencildrawing #vancouverartist #pencilsketch #graphitedrawing #inthestudio #realism #figurativeart #drawing #artistoninstagram #drawings #artgallery #studiotime #charcoaldrawing #inspiring_shot #creativeprocess #impressionism #artlife #watercolour #fineart #arts #sketchbook #vancouverart #mixedmedia
Lord knows you earned those scars . . Nothing moves me like charcoal and ink on paper. It’s simple. Raw. Primal. Taking burnt offerings and making them into art. Beyond paint. Beyond sculpture or design or work in digital. Black as a crow’s wing and dark as my halo. Watercolour, ink, ashes, spray, absinthe, graphite, and charcoal on 300gsm paper. #saintsaturday . . . #artwork #artshow #contemporaryartist #oilpainting #abstractart #vancouverartist #abstractartist #portraitpainting #inthestudio #acrylicpainting #figurativepainting #acryliconcanvas #artistoninstagram #sprayart #artgallery #studiotime #charcoaldrawing #inspiring_shot #creativeprocess #impressionism #darkart #watercolour #fineart #vancouverart #watercolor #mixedmedia #burnt #eroticart #canadianartist
Lose yourself enough and you might find out who you are. . . Started and then abandoned this back in 2016. Decided to finish it. A meditation on the merging of selves in moments of passion. Acrylic, gouache, spray, and charcoal on canvas, 112cm x 152” #saintsaturday . . . #artwork #artshow #contemporaryartist #oilpainting #art_work #vancouverartist #abstractartist #portraitpainting #inthestudio #acrylicpainting #figurativepainting #acryliconcanvas #artistoninstagram #sprayart #artgallery #studiotime #charcoaldrawing #inspiring_shot #creativeprocess #impressionism #texture #laart #vancouverartscene #fineart #vancouverart #floridaartist #eroticart #vancitybuzz #canadianartist
It’s with great pleasure that I bring you my first solo exhibition, this September in Vancouver at The Space art gallery. . ‘Gods & Wild Beasts’ will explore the essential and enduring elements of the human spirit that both kill and create us – the paradox of our reality in all its pain and pleasure. Join me, and together lets raise a glass to the search for retreating beauty in a world of chaotic glamour. . 🖤 ____________________________________ Where - The Space art gallery in Yaletown, 1196 Hamilton Street, Vancouver . When - September 7th + 8th, 6-11pm . #artwork #artshow #contemporaryart #oilpainting #artdaily #vancouverartist #abstractartist #saintsaturday #wildbeasts #artist #vancouverart #acrylicpainting #figurativepainting #vancouverartgallery #artistoninstagram #artgallery #studiotime #vancitybuzz #inspiringart #narcityvancouver #newartist #emergingartist #figurativeart #604now #vancouverartgallery #yaletown #thespaceanartgallery #vancityvibe #canadianartist
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