Italian artist Mario Gabriele Marioli brings a new vibrancy and energy to painting and color theory alike. Citing the influences of classic Modernists like Paul Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh and Georges-Pierre Seurat in his brush strokes and pigment choices, he plays with the use of color for the sake of composing form and motion. He conjures a dynamism that makes the viewer take a double-take, discovering unprecedented depth in the canvas and the subject matter of his works. Yet, Marioli also harnesses temporarily the energy of color to create what he calls “an inner courtyard,” or personal world, based on the unique connotations of color to each individual viewer. Motion, as well as emotion, enhances the paintings’ dynamism. Marioli conveys motion through form, structure, and a tension between colors—areas of yellow staunchly holding their own in the midst of oceanic red; the blues and greens of a peacock’s tail conveying an enigmatic iridescence.
Each work is an adventure, bringing spectacular offerings with every fresh glimpse.