Mario Sughi

Born in 1961 - Italy


Mario Sughi, aka nerosunero is an Italian artist and illustrator living and working in Dublin, Ireland. His evocative works draw influences from British Pop-Art and old Italian masters, capturing a moment in time where the relationships and players are merely hinted at, leaving the viewer to flesh out the stories in their own imaginations.

Mario Sughi creates his work directly in the computer using a graphic tablet. He relies on his own sketches and photographs as inspiration, but his artistic process means that his work exists only as prints. Mario’s fine art portfolio and editorial lifestyle illustrations have appeared in galleries and publications across Europe.

"If we reflect on Mario Sughi's works we can certainly recognise the influence of British Pop Art but also of other elements. There is the intentional suspension of time, his wish to depict non-events, to draw and colour figures who have no history, if not in those tiny gestures that are hinted at, or suggested, because they are always subtly ambiguous. I think that, in the dimension of the new depiction of British figurative art today, but also of Italian art, Mario Sughi’s work is important, principally because of his capacity to enrich the ancient language of art with the novelty of new expressions, like the influence of comics, affiches and illustrations. This is a new pictorial language: original, innovative and of the highest quality."Arturo Carlo Quintavalle, (CSAC Parma University, 2012)

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The Color of Time, Yvonne Arte Contemporanea, Vicenza, Italy

Figures and Landscapes, Sesto Senso Art Gallery, Rome
Interiors & Exteriors. Realist Contemporary Prints, Greyfriars, Municipal Art Gallery, Waterford

SUMMERTIME: Mario SUGHI - Galerie Rubens de Maria Manfredonia, Brussels


12th edition of Premio D'Arte Città di Bozzolo, Biennale Don Primo Mazzolari, Italy
dlr County Council in association with Graphic Studio, Dublin
Print Exhibition 2013, Concourse, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire
Lo sguardo attraverso il ritratto, Sesto Senso Art Gallery, Rome

2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
Italian Illustrators Annual, Milan

2013, 2012
Royal Hibernian Accademy, 183th / 182th Annual Exhibition, (Exhibition Catalogue, pag.91)

Selection 2012 - Yvonne Arte Contemporanea, Vicenza
Venice Biennale, the Italian Pavilion in the World (Exhibition Catalogue, Skira, p. 85)

IMPRESSIONS - Galerie Rubens de Maria Manfredonia, Brussels

Irogami - Galerie Rubens de Maria Manfredonia, Brussels
ink - Bilbao Arte, Bilbao

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