Nicholas Cordeiro is a Boston-based poet, designer, and artist who has spent the majority of his professional career working in financial software consulting. For any inquiries about prices or commissions, you can reach him directly at [email protected].
Throughout his adolescence, Nicholas’ parents and siblings were not heavily involved in his life. Growing up was lonely and financially unstable, art was always an interest, but in terms of a career path, always an afterthought. Nick had no dreams of ‘being’ anything, financial stability was all that he wanted.
Nicholas is a First Generation college graduate, who studied Finance and Studio Art at Boston College. After Graduation, Nicholas accepted an offer from Oracle and began his career. Art was on the back burner until the pandemic hit. During this time, he felt a growing urge inside himself to create. He began with his own streetwear brand, Wrong Way.
Creating again inspired Nick to battle with past trauma, write poetry and most importantly, paint. Before 2021, Nick had only painted a handful of times. His previous works consisted of Graphite and Micron liner illustrations as his studies concentrated in drawing specifically.
In 2022, Nicholas began painting every day, in an effort to sharpen his style.
For the last 3 years he has worked as a software consultant assisting C-Level executives optimize business practices while also having some great conversations along the way. In his art, he explores stories of love, trauma and self-realization.
Most of his work is created from a stream of consciousness with proper intention and expressive stokes. Many of his works begin with a poem that is eventually painted over, beginning the cycle of creation and destruction at the beginning of each work.
His typical subject matter is often driven by fleeting emotion, past trauma, and self acceptance. His work is greatly influenced by Philosophy, Theology, and Transcendental Meditation.
Nicholas’ style can be described as a mesh between cubism and neo-expressionism that leverages undertones of surrealism and primitivism to depict a narrative. He is inspired by Charles Bukowski, Jean- Michel Basquiat, Salvador Dali & George Condo. In his chaotic and often emotional work he merges cubist principles, poetry and neo-primitivism to render a unique style of his own.