Nik Masangcay has a Fine Arts degree and spent a decade working in advertising firms holding various roles in the art department. While in the corporate world, Nik silenced his inner desire to pursue his passion for painting.
At the age of 36, Nik finally heeded the call, left the corporate world, and picked up his paintbrush to pursue his passion to paint full-time.
Nik Masangcay's strength in his works lies in his brilliant interpretation of scenery and images. He developed a distinct style that eventually becomes his identity in his paintings.
Nik's use of color exhibits emotion and drama, which makes a connection with his viewers. His individualistic interpretation of his subjects makes him stand out along with the mastery of his skill.
In 2002, Nik mounted his first one-man show, “Munting Simula”, depicting the Philippine landscapes in an impressionistic matter and there, he introduced a cubist interpretation to his “Mother and Child” series.
In 2008, a coffee table book, “Philippines by Nik Masangcay”, was launched showcasing more than 250 pieces of his watercolor paintings of various Philippine iconic images. This paved the way for his second one-man show at The Renaissance Gallery in SM Megamall. Then came many more shows and exhibits.
His works earned him numerous awards and were featured in book and magazine publications, Hallmark greeting cards, calendars, postage stamps, and TV documentary shows, among others.