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Mario Henrique

Mario Henrique

Born: 1983

Hometown: Cascais

Based in: Cascais, Portugal

Mario Henrique is an artist based in Cascais, Portugal.

Graduated in Design from Lisbon’s University of Fine Arts, he started his career in online marketing and web development agencies. Later on, as a creative director, he recruited and led teams in Portugal, Spain and Brazil.

As partner and head of design in one of these projects, he would eventually be part of a successful exit via acquisition, and then shifted his focus to contemporary painting, which had always been a parallel interest.

A prolific portraitist, Mario is fascinated by the unpredictability of the human behaviour: the brief glances, the impermanence of facial expressions, the sudden movements. This dynamic is also present in his Ballerinas Series, which lean toward the abstract expressionism.

Making use of uncommon and “rough” materials, like cardboards, reversed canvases and hardware tools, he paints abruptly and spontaneously. His approach relies on drippings, splashes and paint throws, so that the physicality of the painting process is transparent in the final piece.

Listed in various private collections across Europe, America and Asia, he was awarded an Honourable Mention for his participation in the Brasília Biennial of Contemporary Arts 2016 and he’s currently represented by the Bill Lowe Gallery and the Galeries Bartoux, amongst other renowned international galleries.

Mario owns a studio/gallery at the Marina, in Cascais (Portugal), where some of his paintings are publicly exhibited.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019: Selected works, Corno Gallery, Montreal, Canada.
2019: Apparentia, Flores do Cabo, Sintra, Portugal.
2018: Somnium, Art Village Gallery, Memphis, TN, USA.
2017: Vultus, Grace Denker Gallery, Hamburg, Germany.
2016: Icon, Casino Lisboa Art Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.
2016: Impulsus, Verney Gallery, Oeiras, Portugal.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019: Selected works, Corno Gallery, Montreal, Canada.
2019: Rhapsody in Blue, Bill Lowe Gallery at IBM Tower, Atlanta, GA, USA.
2018: Bill Lowe Gallery at The Estate, Buckead, Atlanta, GA, USA.
2017: No Borders: Another Page, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA.
2016: Biennieal of Arts, Pontão do Lago Sul, Brasilia, Brasil.

REPRESENTATION

Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Corno Gallery, Montreal, Canada.


41 works for sale

Apparentia No. 10, Series I

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Apparentia No. 2, Series I by Mario Henrique

Mario Henrique, Portugal

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Apparentia No. 3, Series III by Mario Henrique

Mario Henrique, Portugal

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Apparentia No. 4, Series I by Mario Henrique

Mario Henrique, Portugal

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Apparentia No. 6, Series I by Mario Henrique

Mario Henrique, Portugal

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Apparentia No. 8, Series I by Mario Henrique

Mario Henrique, Portugal

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Basquiat, No. 2 by Mario Henrique

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Blue Bonnie by Mario Henrique

Mario Henrique, Portugal

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Fragmenta No. 2, Series III by Mario Henrique

Mario Henrique, Portugal

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Fragmenta No. 3, Series III by Mario Henrique

Mario Henrique, Portugal

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Fragmenta No. 4, Series III by Mario Henrique

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Girl in Yellow No. 2 by Mario Henrique

Mario Henrique, Portugal

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Mario Henrique In The Studio

"I try to be fast and spontaneous when I’m painting - that process should be reflected in the final piece. The observer should be able to infer the physicality of the painting process, when looking at the brush strokes and paint drippings."

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More About Mario Henrique

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What inspires you?

Inspiration is somewhat overrated. I try not to rely to much on it - it’s more important to be self-aware and mindful of your surroundings.

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Describe your creative process.

When I throw paint, I can do it with some premeditation - but I can never really predict where the paint will actually fall on the canvas. So, my approach to painting is - in part - based on chance, on small random accidents - it doesn’t rely exclusively on my persistence or my technique.

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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Human, Spontaneous, Layered

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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Bernini, Marcel Duchamp, Basquiat

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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

My memory


Collections featuring Mario Henrique

3 Collections

Portrait Art

61 Artists, 90 Products

Last Updated Aug 20, 2021

Famous Faces

16 Artists, 30 Products

Last Updated May 17, 2021

Famous Faces

16 Artists, 30 Products

Last Updated May 17, 2021

Eyes in Art

24 Artists, 33 Products

Last Updated Dec 07, 2020

Eyes in Art

24 Artists, 33 Products

Last Updated Dec 07, 2020

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Credentials

Exhibitions

Embrasser du regard, Galerie des Sens

2020

Selected works, Corno Gallery

2019

Apparentia, Flores do Cabo

2019

Somnium, Art Village Gallery

2018

Vultus, Grace Denker Gallery

2017

Icon, Casino Lisboa Art Gallery

2016

Impulsus, Verney Gallery

2016

Rhapsody in Blue, Bill Lowe Gallery at IBM Tower

2019

Bill Lowe Gallery at The Estate

2018

No Borders: Another Page, Bill Lowe Gallery

2017

Biennieal of Arts, Pontão do Lago Sul

2016

Awards

Honorable Mention at the Biennial of Arts, Brasilia, Brazil

2016

Press

Mario Henrique: Portugal’s Rising Artist, Omenka Magazine

2018

Mario Henrique: Cover for Saatchi Art Fall Catalogue, Saatchi Art

2018

Mario Henrique: The Visual Power of Emotions, Omenka Magazine

2019

Exhibitions

Embrasser du regard, Galerie des Sens

2020

Selected works, Corno Gallery

2019

Apparentia, Flores do Cabo

2019

Somnium, Art Village Gallery

2018

Vultus, Grace Denker Gallery

2017

Icon, Casino Lisboa Art Gallery

2016

Impulsus, Verney Gallery

2016

Rhapsody in Blue, Bill Lowe Gallery at IBM Tower

2019

Bill Lowe Gallery at The Estate

2018

No Borders: Another Page, Bill Lowe Gallery

2017

Biennieal of Arts, Pontão do Lago Sul

2016

Awards

Honorable Mention at the Biennial of Arts, Brasilia, Brazil

2016

Press

Mario Henrique: Portugal’s Rising Artist, Omenka Magazine

2018

Mario Henrique: Cover for Saatchi Art Fall Catalogue, Saatchi Art

2018

Mario Henrique: The Visual Power of Emotions, Omenka Magazine

2019

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