Hello, I'm Mario Louro.

MÁRIO LOURO is a Portuguese artist, born and work in Braga since 1961. He graduated from the Superior School of Fine Arts of Porto (ESBAP) and earned a degree in Architecture from the University of Porto (FAUP) in 1985. Louro's training in drawing and art history at the Fine Arts School, combined with his critical sense and observation of contemporary art, has stimulated his artistic path. Louro's paintings have the depth of childish thought, with characters, signs, symbols, colors, and images that everyone can understand. They are presented in an environment of positivity, contentment, and humor, amidst a world of extreme superficiality. The costumes in Mário Louro's paintings are a significant aspect of his art, designed in the lines between reality and imagination. Louro's costumes are not only visually striking but also add to the narrative of his paintings. They can evoke different emotions and create a sense of otherworldliness or fantasy; The use of costumes also adds to the playful and whimsical tone of his work, which invites viewers to engage with the paintings on a deeper level. Overall, the figurative tendency in Mário Louro's paintings are a crucial component of his artistic style, and they contribute to the unique and captivating nature of his work. Overall, Mário Louro is an artist who has built on his diverse experiences and talents to create a body of work that is both engaging and thought-provoking. Louro's paintings are characterized by their accessibility, with recognizable imagery and a sense of playfulness that appeals to a wide audience. At the same time, there is depth and complexity to his work, as he grapples with the tension between the abstract and the real or Surreal dilemma. Mário Louro's artistic curriculum 2020-2023 includes the following: March 1, 2020: Exhibition on Instagram @marioxlouro. April 30, 2020: Participation in the Luxembourg Art Prize 2020 in Luxembourg. January 22, 2021 to February 5, 2021: Exhibition at Kromatic@rt in Gallery M.A.D.S. in Milan, Italy. March 28, 2021 to April 11, 2021: Exhibition at Art For Art's Sake - Virtual Artists 2020 in London, UK. March 1, 2021: Membership at Plogix Galeria & Online Art Group in London, UK. June 7, 2021: Participation at Contemporary Art Paintings 2021 in the USA. July 23, 2021 to August 3, 2021: Exhibition Paraiso at Gallery M.A.D.S. in Fuerte Ventura, Spain. September 9, 2021 to September 24, 2021: Exhibition De.mo at Gallery M.A.D.S. in Milan, Italy. September 30, 2021: Participation in the Luxembourg Art Prize 2021 in Luxembourg. December 5, 2021: Exhibition Winter Art Festival - Virtual Artists 2020 in London, UK. February 8, 2022: Exhibition Art Works 2021 at the Dom Diogo de Sousa Museum in Braga, Portugal. December 1, 2021: Certificate of Artistic Merit - Art Prize - Pinacotheque - Luxembourg. December 28, 2022: Collective Exhibition - Painting Terri&Tory - Casa Pedrera 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. February 22, 2023: Collective Exhibition Everyone is Different/Everyone is the Same in Berlin, Germany. April 5, 2023 to May 7, 2023: Solo Exhibition at the Dom Diogo de Sousa Museum in Braga, Portugal. May 2, 2023: Fuory E-Vento MADS Art Gallery with Crickey - Display in Times Square, New York, USA June 26, 2023: Honorable Mention Winner-New Realism/Altered Reality-See Me Comunnity, NYC, USA July 30, 2023: Member of Parcus Gallery – Castle Aistersheim 4676 – Austria August 22,2033: Member of Market Place Up Time Gallery – S. Paulo - Brasil

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