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Lives and works: Paris, France


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The urban landscape is a daily inspiration source for Mario Picardo. Whenever he’s moving in town, he draws his phone to shoot, film and collect hints of our society. Be it a simple food wrap or abandoned object, everything comes together to form a library of clues and shapes fueling the many concepts that will later fill whole sketchbooks.

This is from this well of references that Mario Picardo, himself passionate about semiology, American painting and the 90s’ popular culture, draws the inspiration to paint.

However, his work couldn’t be narrowed to a mere reproduction of what he’s seen and collected in his notebooks : in the serenity of his studio, the painter dedicates all his energy to express the shapes and signs of the city on large canvas, patchworks etc.

In his creations, flashy colors meet with black, sober elements on various supports such as re- coated elements, stretched on frames, paper, fulfilling the artist’s purpose to raise handicraft to the state of art.

Growing up alongside his father, a house painter, Mario Picardo inherited an attraction for building materials, widely preferred over those of the fine arts, and a certain taste for thoroughness.The times he spent in his fathers’ truck, used as a traveling workshop, gave him a taste for optimisation and the reappropriation of spaces and materials.


Solo Exhibition

Group Exhibition

Award - Residency

2021 _ « Malabar Express », Fonds de dotation Weiss - Galerie Romero Paprocki, Paris, France

2021 _ « Catch’em All », Nanoville film - Poush Manifesto, Paris, France

2020 _ « Choc Psycko », Karl Marx Studio, Paris, France

2020 _ « Exposition Momentum », Galerie Episodique, Clichy, France

2020 _ « Saludos Amigos », Galerie Jérôme Pauchant, Paris, France

2018 _ « The fifth turtle », Galerie P38, Paris, France

2021 _ « Daily Cat Essen », Galerie Ruttkowski68, Paris, France

2021 _ « Both ends burning », La Volonté 93, Saint Ouen sur Seine, France

2021 _ « So Close II », Galerie Romero Paprocki, Paris, France

2020 _ « Cosmopolis », Galerie Romero Paprocki, Paris, France

2020 _ « So Close », Galerie Romero Paprocki, Paris, France

2020 _ « Living Room », Galerie Jérôme Pauchant, Paris, France

2019 _ « Abstract Expresionism », Quentin Euverte X Mario Picardo feat. Eddie Martinez, Paris, France

2019 _ « Exposition automatique : pas de raison », Commissariat Lou Ros, Paris, France

2019 _ « Paris Peinture Plus .2 », Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, Galerie Slika, Lyon, France

2019 _ « Paris Peinture Plus », Galerie MR14, Paris, France

2019 _ « Print Fighter – Round 2 », Galerie 100 titres, Bruxelles, Belgium

2019 _ « 2nd CAA INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING TRIENNALE », Curators : Wernher Bouwens with Marc Desgrampchamps, Dajmel Tatah, Camille Poulie, Edouard Wolton, Baptiste Caccia, Taline Zabounian, Gfeller and Hellsgaard, Damien Deroubaix, Olivier Moriette, PrintJam, Mathilde Ollitraut-Bernard, Miquel Mont, CAAmuseum of Art, Hangzhou, China

2018 _ « Kissaria Print Exhibition », Curators : Nassim Azarzar, Hicham Bouzid, Amina Mourid, with Guillaume de Ubeda, Antoine Eckart, Yto Barrada, Anuar Khalifi, Theo Ampilhac, Charlotte Pollet, Sandrine Corbin, Soukaina Jaoual, Rita Alaoui, Zinab Benjelloun, Tanger, Marocco

2018 _ « L’Entre-Deux », curators : Gaya Goldcymer, Johnathan Taieb, Galerie Episodique, Paris, France

2017 _ « Post-insulte », curators : Antwan Horfée & Hugo Vitrani, with Alix Desaubliaux, Antwan Horfee, Frédéric Platéus, Jon Pilkington, Ken Sortais, Nicolas Momein, Simone Zaccagnini, SKKi©, Stéphane Calais, Stevie Dix, The Bells Angels, Clichy, France

2017 _ « Printers Matters 2 », Multiple art days 3, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

2017 _ « Casse et vole », curators : Stéphane Calais, Antwan Horfée, Hugo Vitrani, with : Aline Bouvy, Stéphane Calais, Idir Davaine, Louis Granet, Antwan Horfée, Renée Levy, Galerie MR14, Paris, France

2021 _ Fonds de dotations Weiss, Paris, France

2020 _ Vitrines d’Hiver, Hermès, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, France

2019 _ Vitrines d’Hiver, Hermès, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, France

2019 _ Winsor and Newton Residency, Colart Head building, London, UK


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