Overview

Mario Sughi's works are satirical and minimalist in style with bright colors, and subtly combine humorous elements with a kind of laissez-faire that is reminiscent of the English pop artist David Hockney.

Mario Sughi, AKA nerosunero, began to paint and draw under the direction of his father, the artist Alberto Sughi. At the end of the 70s, in Rome, he works as a humorist for Il Male and then for Zut, two Italian satirical newspapers. After studying History of Art at La Sapienza University, he went on to complete a doctorate in Medieval History at Trinity College Dublin, where he settled in 1987 and has been working ever since. In Dublin, he returned to his main occupation, working as an illustrator for a commercial archaeological company. During this time he began to explore the use of digital techniques for his drawings and in 2007 he actually began a full-time artistic career.

 

His works are satirical and minimalist in style with bright colors, and subtly combine humorous elements with a kind of laissez-faire that is reminiscent of the English pop artist David Hockney. Influenced by British Pop Art as much as by the Italian masters of the Renaissance, Mario Sughi has invented his own pictorial language. A virtuoso of the non-event, of the mundane moments of life which nevertheless conceal an infinity of possibilities and stories, he manages to captivate us by letting our imagination run wild. His work is very particular, modern, avant-garde and entertaining, with images depicting scenes from everyday life, often candid. He uses digital media to create works of art in the same way as traditional paper and canvas. His style is precise and geometric, with blocks of bright colors, while maintaining a certain organic fluidity.

Works
Exhibitions
Biography

Mario Sughi is an Italian illustrator born in Cesena in 1961. After studying History of Art at La Sapienza University, he went on to complete a doctorate in Medieval History at Trinity College Dublin, where he settled in 1987 and has been working ever since. Mario Sughi has presented his work in exhibitions, international magazines and renowned galleries.

SOLO & GROUP SHOWS

 

2020

K+Y Paris

Arte 32, Forlì

 

2018

6° Senso Art Gallery, Rome

Royal Hibernian Academy, RHA, Annual Exhibitions 188th/ 187th/186th/ 185th/ 184th / 183rd /182nd (Dublin 2018-2012)

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Cassino, CAMUSAC, Cassino

 

2017

Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda

LUAN Municipal Art Gallery, Athlone

RUA RED, Dublin

Lexicon dlr, Dun Laoghaire

Premio Arte Laguna, Venezia

 

2016

Evvivanoè Arte, Turin

Newave Gallery, Aberdeen

 

2015

Depot-Lu, Ludwigshafen / Mannheim

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Cassino, CAMUSAC, Cassino

12ma Edizione Premio D’Arte Città di Bozzolo, Biennale Don Primo Mazzolari

 

2014

Galerie Lauth, Ludwigshafen

 

2013

Yvonne Arte Contemporanea, Vicenza

Concourse House, County Council, Dun Laoghaire

Nhow Milan / Milan

 

2012

Sesto Senso Art Gallery, Rome

Greyfriars, Municipal Art Gallery, Waterford

Galway Arts Centre / Galway

 

2011

54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the Italian Pavilion in the World, Italian Institute of Culture, Dublin

The Complex Gallery, Dublin

The Exchange, Dublin

Íontas, Castleblayney

Greenroom Art Gallery, Manchester

LACE, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

Loft Gallery, Dublin