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nerosunero reviewed by Mutantspace

Mario Sughi aka nerosunero’s illustrations take on the Irish middle class, the wealthy pinko liberals who I despise. He upsets, disrupts, exposes their genteel ways for what they are, empty gestures towards open thinking.

Sughi has a unique angle on the comings and goings of the Irish middle class as he’s been living and working in Dublin for over 25 years after a career working as a cartoonist in Italy during a period noted for its state corruption, mafia collusion and political agitation. Ireland is not much different, its protagonists just quieter, more conniving, better at spinning a story.

And these illustrations are full of stories. Look closely and you’ll find yourself in a world of cold, glacial characters going to and from galleries, restaurants, golf courses, modernist seaside houses in their sunglasses, short skirts and suits. It’s a country, a place driven by social affectations and cultural ignorance .

Sughi’s great skill is the subtle way he undermines the class structure in our so called classless republic, his satirical pictures dressed up in a Hocknesque disguise; minimalist geometric forms in candy coloured bliss, breezy scenes of the high life in a world oblivious to social justice.

You can see Mario Sughi’s work until 17th August 2013 @ RHA 183rd Annual Exhibition, 15 Ely Place, Dublin

Published on Mutantspace (Cork, IR, 29 VII 2013)

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