We’ve known Mario for a long time now. The Italian painter and illustrator moved here in the late ‘80s having previously worked as a cartoonist in Italian satirical magazines. His father Alberto was hailed as one of the finest painters of his generation. Besides rocking a pair of shades, Mario is also gifted.
His colour-popping work accentuates femininity – lips protrude, eyes lock focus and legs are limber. Give me a ring tomorrow has Mario pair his work with an accompanying essay of sensual intrigue as a cleaner called Maria inserts herself into the lives of a couple.
United Arts Club, Thursday June 8 – Sunday July 2.