Harvey Nichol is a multidisciplinary contemporary artist from Tondo, Manila, and is currently residing in Calgary, Canada. His unique work embodies different elements of various art movements such as neo-expressionism, geometric abstraction, and art nouveau.
His body of work and art-making practice is heavily influenced by his personal life, the current political climate in North America and the Philippines, and his love of Filipino folklore and mythology.
Nichol also dabbles in different mediums of expression, such as painting, designing clothes, 3D printed sculptures, woodcut art, and recently creative writing via worldbuilding. Harvey immigrated to Canada when he was 14 years old. Unfortunately, his self-expression interests made it difficult at home leading up to him running away, living in shelters, and switching to foster homes.
After years of struggle as a homeless youth, he found his passion in art and started his journey as an artist. In this period, Harvey got more in touch with visual art and taught himself the skills he has now. His goal as an artist is to inspire younger artists in Calgary and back in Tondo a sense of self-fulfillment that empowered him through art.