MARIO MANKEY

  • Piece for the show 'PAIN ES PAIN' by Mario Mankey

    PAIN ES PAIN

    Oil on canvas. 135 x 160cm.
    2015.

  • Piece for the show 'FOLLOWING THE STARS' by Mario Mankey

    FOLLOWING THE STARS

    Oil on canvas. 135 x 160cm.
    2015.

  • Piece for the show 'SHE WANTED' by Mario Mankey

    SHE WANTED

    Oil on canvas. 100 x 65cm.
    2016.

  • Piece for the show 'DOG SUNBATHING AFTER WARMING' by Mario Mankey

    DOG SUNBATHING AFTER WARMING

    Oil on canvas. 100x130 cm.
    2016.

  • Piece for the show 'ABOUT HEELS' by Mario Mankey

    ABOUT HEELS

    Oil on canvas. 100 x 136,5 cm.
    2016.

  • Piece for the show 'EQUAL I' by Mario Mankey

    EQUAL I

    Oil on wood. 50 x 37 cm.
    2015.

  • Piece for the show 'EQUAL II' by Mario Mankey

    EQUAL II

    Oil on wood. 50 x 37 cm.
    2015.

  • Piece for the show 'LOST IN POSTMODERNITY' by Mario Mankey

    LOST IN POSTMODERNITY

    Oil on wood. 50 x 60 cm.
    2016.

  • Piece for the show 'WARMING FIGURE' by Mario Mankey

    WARMING FIGURE

    Oil on canvas.60 x 42 cm.
    2016.

  • Piece for the show 'ARE YOU CLOWN?' by Mario Mankey

    ARE YOU CLOWN?

    Mixed media on paper. 38,5 x 28,5 cm.
    2016.

  • Piece for the show 'NOBODY'S QUEEN' by Mario Mankey

    NOBODY'S QUEEN

    Mixed media on paper. 38,5 x 28,5 cm.
    2016.

  • Piece for the show 'DUCKFACE' by Mario Mankey

    DUCKFACE

    Mixed media on paper. 28,5 x 38,5 cm.
    2016.

  • Piece for the show 'FOLLOWING ORDERS' by Mario Mankey

    FOLLOWING ORDERS

    Mixed media on paper. 28,5 x 38,5 cm.
    2016.

PREDICTIONS AND CONTRADICTIONS

Aristotle argued in his "Politics" that the citizen who does not live within human limits must be "an irrational beast or a god." However, he did not include a space that explained the boundaries between the beast and god. Probably the conscience of the ephemeral, of being mortal, is the cornerstone where we could mark the limit that made us move from the animal to the human, creating the most obvious barrier between primate and man. It defines the origin of everything.

Thus, Mario Mankey analyzes human behavior that rises from contradictions of contemporary individuals as a result of our hunger for achievement and individual inability to reach it, creating the ultimate clash between the ambition to succeed and the limitations of our own being.

Mario Mankey uses a classic aesthetic game to break it immediately with a stroke that brings fun but also sarcasm. Thus, the works are directed to a different observers but at at the same time seeks to establish a dialogue, not always easy, in which the complicity arises through a speech that moves from formal to popular and postmodern intentions.

Predictions and Contradictions, from September 16th to October 22nd, 2016, at Swinton and Grant. Madrid, Spain.