blog related to all the news, publications, events, exhibitions etc, concerning the work of illustrator Mario Sughi aka nerosunero


nerosunero at The Complex by LE COOL- Dublin (review)

nerosunero - Couple
The Complex, Block C, Units 18-21, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7.

Ah, the Italians! Great lovers, accomplished artists, passionate purveyors of all of life's juiciest fruits. It helps to have good hands, I suppose. Mario Sughi (aka nerosunero) has a fine eye and a steady hand and I've liked his vector-illustrations since he did a summer cover for le cool way back in the single digit issues. You know he's Italian by looking at his works. There are girls. Lots of girls. Girls in panties. Girls running on the beach. Half naked girls in laundrettes. It's more abstract than lewd though, and in this exhibition there is subtlety at play. It's a study of those moments couples share and it's the viewer, not the artist, who is the voyeur. Mario may have pedigree through his father Alberto - one of the greatest Italian artists of his generation - but his talent is clearly illustrated on these walls. / Vernon Steel
LE COOL (Dublin, Ireland, 30 VI 2011), *100


Venice Biennale in Dablin! & on NUOK

nerosunero, elena gallotta, cecilia bullo, paolo scalera e vittoria colonna
reviewed by Sara Marilungo
Nuok Magazine (29 VI 2011)


nerosunero at the Complex Gallery, Dublin, till 30 June 2011

Picture from the opening of nerosunero's exhibition, Couple, at The Complex Gallery, Smithfield, Dublin
23 June 2011

See full set (36 pictures) here below:
Couple, opening night

Pic by Mark Fuller

Exhibition will run till 30 June 2011



nerosunero at The Complex (Dublin, 23-30 June 2011)

Mario Sughi aka nerosunero unveils his new series of works at
The Complex Gallery

Opening Reception: 23rd June 2011, 6.00 – 8.00 pm.

Dublin-based Italian artist and illustrator, Mario Sughi aka nerosunero, will exhibit his series of new works in a solo exhibition: Couple at The Complex Gallery. This exhibition will run from Thursday, 23rd June until Thursday 30th June 2011.

Nerosunero's pieces depict characters in scenes of contemporary living. His graphic bold works, rich in narrative detail, unexpectedly convert the viewer to voyeur. Upon first glance the subjects appear in unremarkable routine situations, however upon further inspection, the compositions reveal snapshots of intimate encounters and moments of invaded privacy.These scenes are encapsulated in vivid, arresting colour.

The artist marries delicate linear illustrative technique, with a vibrant saturated pallet; creating an effective juxtaposition. The style and vibrancy of the works helps lure the spectator into the image, encouraging survey and helping to uncover the dark undertones.

Of his work, the artist states: "I would like to think that my work has been inspired by the playful novels of Milan Kundera, and the work of two very imaginative figurative painters: Francis Bacon and David Hockney. But possibly this is not the case, only a playful trick of my imagination."

The multi award winning Mario Sughi aka nerosunero is a member of the Illustrators Guild of Ireland (IGI) and the Associazione Illustratori Italiani (AII). His work, satirical in humour and minimalist in style, has been published and presented in international catalogues, magazines, art websites and galleries.

The Complex Gallery is delighted to welcome nerosunero with COUPLE.


Venice Biennale at Italian Institute of Culture, Dublin

The Italian Pavilion in the World’ – 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale
10 June – 26 August 2011

Opening: Thursday 9th June 2011, 7pm

In the context of the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Unity of Italy, the Italian Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 2011 features this year a significant new development in extending for the first time beyond national boundaries to involve the entire network of Italian Institutes of Culture. Thanks to a joint initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate General for the Promotion of the Country System, and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities on a project of Vittorio Sgarbi, the works of Italian artists active in foreign countries will be exhibited in the 89 Institutes located around the world. Through multimedia installations the 89 exhibitions will come together within the Italian Pavilion at the Arsenal, offering unprecedented visibility to 217 artists as well as to the Italian Institutes of Culture themselves.

The exhibition at the Italian Institute of Culture in Dublin represents Ireland as one of eighty-nine satellite exhibitions featured in The Italian Pavilion in the World at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. We are very pleased and proud to be part of this project and to present: Cecilia Bullo, Vittoria Colonna, Elena Gallotta, Paolo Scalera and Mario Sughi aka Nerosunero, the Italian artists active in Ireland selected by the committee chaired by Vittorio Sgarbi.

A video on the Dublin exhibition, on show at the Italian Pavilion in Venice, will offer unprecedented visibility to Ireland and to the artists.