Mario Sughi
Illustration, Ireland
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Brief Summary
Mario Sughi
 "A new sense of emptiness"
10 September - 23 October 2010
Greenroom, Manchester
Curated by Blank Media Collective

A “New sense of emptiness” (this is the title of the exhibition in Manchester) is a group of 20/30 works (digital prints I made between 2009 and 2010).
I believe they can be appreciated either as colorful and spatial images or as a playful portrait of the world and society we all live in. The works portray the world as a beautiful colorful world, where beauty and fashion are two important elements.
The people meet both in elegant interiors and spacious open air locations.
However behind a joyful appearance a mixture of emptiness and boredom starts to emerge.

shift factory (tokyo), clam magazine (paris ny), cs-heads magazine (london), the dubliner magazine (ireland), nissan (europe), the shiny squirrel art gallery (ny), sexy art gallery (london), printastic art gallery (barcelona), doz art gallery (milan), alfa romeo (italy)
Professional Experience
Mario Sughi is an Italian artist and illustrator living and working in Dublin. He is a member of the IGI (Illustrators Guild of Ireland) and AI (Associazione Illustratori Italiani) and the author of nerosunero.

In Rome, at the end of the seventies, he worked as humorist in Italian satirical magazines Il Male and Zut.

He moved to Dublin in the late eighties where he studied Medieval History and in 1995 he was awarded a PhD by Trinity College Dublin.

His work, satirical in humour and minimalist in style has been published and presented in international exhibition catalogues ( Offf Barcelona 2007; Semi permanent, Sidney 2008; Ink 01 International Illustration Rally, Bilbao 2008; Alfa Romeo Art, Milan 2010); magazines (3x3 Mag, New York; Shift Calendar 2010, Tokyo; The Dubliner, Dublin; Clam Magazine, Paris-NewYork; Ideafixa, Brazil; Fluro Mag, New Zeland), art websites ( Juxtapoz, Beautiful Decay, Hi-Fructose) and art galleries (Sexy Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Shiny Squirrel Gallery, NY; Little Paper Airplanes, Los Angeles; Umber Studios, Minneapolis; 180 Gallery Cambridge, Ontario; Wannabee and DOZ Gallery, Milan; Turn-Berlin, Germany, Gallery Number One, Mill Street Studios, South Studios and The Loft, Dublin, Ireland)

Awards and Recognition
LÜrzer's Archive included Mario Sughi in their compilation "200 best illustrators worldwide 2009”.
In 2010 Mario was awarded prizes at the 30th Annual of Italian Illustrators , 7th 3x3 Mag Annual, and at the 29th American Illustrators.

Present solo exhibition: A new sense of emptyness, Greenroom Manchester, 8 Sept – 23 Oct. 2010, curated by Blank Media Collective.

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