Mario Sughi aka nerosunero unveils his new series of works at The Complex Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday, 23rd June 2011
Time: 6.00pm- 8.00pm
Dates: Thursday 23rd – Thursday 30th June 2011
Gallery Hours: 10am-6pm daily

Dublin-based Italian artist and illustrator, Mario Sughi aka nerosunero, will exhibit his series of new works in a solo exhibition: Couple at The Complex Gallery.

Nerosunero’s pieces depict characters in scenes of contemporary living. His graphic bold works, rich in narrative detail, unexpectedly convert the viewer to voyeur. Upon first glance the subjects appear in unremarkable routine situations, however upon further inspection, the compositions reveal snapshots of intimate encounters and moments of invaded privacy.These scenes are encapsulated in vivid, arresting colour.

The artist marries delicate linear illustrative technique, with a vibrant saturated pallet; creating an effective juxtaposition. The style and vibrancy of the works helps lure the spectator into the image, encouraging survey and helping to uncover the dark undertones.

Of his work, the artist states: “I would like to think that my work has been inspired by the playful novels of Milan Kundera, and the work of two very imaginative figurative painters: Francis Bacon and David Hockney. But possibly this is not the case, only a playful trick of my imagination.”

The multi award winning Mario Sughi aka nerosunero is a member of the Illustrators Guild of Ireland (IGI) and the Associazione Illustratori Italiani (AII). His work, satirical in humour and minimalist in style, has been published and presented in international catalogues, magazines, art websites and galleries.

The Complex Gallery is delighted to welcome nerosunero with COUPLE.

Opening Reception images © Mark Fuller