Madvessel is a brand of fine art illustration and multimedia created by Nick De Costa. The work identifies with social justice and progressive ideas as expressed through a variety of visual communication mediums, both traditional, and digital. The majority of these works are created with a versatile yet focused, illustrative skill set, and the storytelling elements reflect a deeper, learned global awareness, and employ an international dialogue of struggle, sometimes choosing to invoke the most graphic representations of the issues raised by the defining moments of history, as well as the critical nature of our time in the present.
Nick De Costa us a former US Army combat photographer and multimedia specialist who deployed to Iraq and documented dozens of combat operations. He later received his BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. He is third generation Luso American and currently resides in Southern California, working as an artist.