The mushrooms and the cloud

"MUSHROOMS AND THE CLOUD" is a captivating painting series by Mário Louro, consisting of 12 Paintings framed in black, each with dimensions of H32cmxW23cmxD6cm, created using acrylic painting on mirrors. The series revolves around the enchanting themes of nature and the sky, featuring original images of mushrooms and clouds, that evoke a sense of wonder and imagination. The use of a mirror cloud in Mário Louro's paintings adds a fascinating and unique dimension to the artworks. By incorporating mirrors into the paintings, viewers are given the opportunity to see not only the image of the artwork itself, but also the reflection of the surrounding space, including the viewers themselves; This interactive aspect enhances the viewing experience, creating a dynamic and immersive encounter with the art. As viewers stand in front of the painting, they become part of the artwork, as their own image and the space around them are reflected in the mirror cloud. The mirror cloud serves as a metaphorical portal, bridging the gap between the physical world and the imaginative realm depicted in the paintings. It blurs the boundaries between the artwork and its environment, inviting viewers to explore their relationship with the artwork and the natural world it represents. Overall, the use of a mirror cloud in Mário Louro's paintings adds an interactive and thought-provoking element to the viewing experience, making the artworks even more captivating and engaging for the audience. The paintings serve as a medium to portray the wild souls of the performers and emphasize our interconnectedness with nature. Each artwork in the series evolves through a progression of meanings, revealing the brilliance of their absurdity, inviting viewers to interpret them in their own unique ways, and fostering a deep connection with the art. The overall ambiance of the paintings exudes a sense of childlike wonder, positivity, contentment, and humor, making the series resonate with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. They manifest the abstract​/​real or surreal dilemma of the image, blurring the boundaries between reality and fantasy, further adding to the allure and intrigue of the artwork. "MUSHROOMS AND THE CLOUD" is not merely a collection of paintings but a thought-provoking exploration of nature, imagination, and human connection.

Artwork Size & Ink Base:

32 cm X 23 cm x 6 cm ​/​ Black Framed

Artwork Style

  • Figurative

Artwork Size

  • Less than 50cm

Painting Technique

  • Acrylic


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