MARIO MANKEY

  • Piece for the show 'FACT I: SAMO SAMO' by Mario Mankey

    FACT I: SAMO SAMO

    Oil on canvas, 162x130 cm.
    2019.

  • Piece for the show 'DESIRE I: WRECKED MALE GAZE' by Mario Mankey

    DESIRE I: WRECKED MALE GAZE

    Oil on canvas, 162x130 cm.
    2019.

  • Piece for the show 'DESIRE II: MECHANICAL GROWTH' by Mario Mankey

    DESIRE II: MECHANICAL GROWTH

    Oil on canvas, 162x130 cm.
    2019.

  • Piece for the show 'ELASTIC CAR' by Mario Mankey

    ELASTIC CAR

    Oil on canvas, 4,26x198 cm.
    2019.

  • Piece for the show 'ABSTRACT FLOWERS IN ALPHA MALE VASE' by Mario Mankey

    ABSTRACT FLOWERS IN ALPHA MALE VASE

    Oil on canvas, 73x59,5 cm.
    2019.

  • Piece for the show 'FAKE BALANCE' by Mario Mankey

    FAKE BALANCE

    Watercolor on paper, 32x41 cm.
    2019.

FACTS AND DESIRES FROM THE ANTHROPOCENE

Power has been at the center of our society for centuries. The rulers of the past have mostly been dominated by males. Many of our problems today are the aftermath of a male dominated world. With paradigms surrounding the imposition of force, the alpha male over the rest, opulence, muscle and power; we find ourselves constantly competing for someone or something. Society has nurtured a culture of winners by use of force. Could we imagine a world created by the oppressed minorities? Would they focus on care, respect and balance, instead of money and fame? Would we be looking at the same future for our planet?

For this exhibition, Mario has focused his work around the enormous problems the human race will have to face. Yes, they can be frightening glimpses into the future, but he hopes to balance these emotions with his own optimistic desires. Mario is an inspiring artist with a unique, positive, and bright world view that hopes to push humanity in the right direction.

Geologists coincide in titling this last and current layer of the earth, “Anthropocene”, which is precisely characterized by the “significant global impact that human activities have had on terrestrial ecosystems.” This layer is the final footprint of our society and its faults. Mario uses these images and confident abstraction techniques to create a picture that is balanced in time and in feeling.

Mirus Gallery, September 2019.

13.09.2019 – 05.10.2019