Faces of Africa
Mario Marino is one of the most passionate and talented
portrait photographers of our time. He finds his motifs on
his frequent travels, which between 2009 and 2016 took him
from Europe to Africa, Latin America, and again and again to
India. The focus of his work is photographs of people. With
great empathy and interest in the person opposite, he succeeds
in creating expressive portraits and achieves an intuitive poignancy
in his motifs with simple means and natural light. His portraits are
captivatingly simple and artistically ambiguous at the same time.
The motifs obtain tremendous power specifically as a result of their
reduction.
Berkoro
Mursi Man, Ethiopia, March 2011
43 x 60 cm
16.93 x 23.62 in.
Auflage 10
60 x 85 cm
23.62 x 33.46 in.
Auflage 7
110 x 140 cm
43.31 x 55.12 in.
Auflage 5

PROFIL


MARIO MARINO - Seine Bilder katalogisieren nicht, sie sind keine ethnologischen Studien. Er verfängt sich nicht im Kritisch-Dokumentarischen, im Aufzeigen von Globalisierungsschäden und kulturellem Verfall. Er löst seine Protagonisten aus ihrem sozialen Kontext und begegnet ihnen auf Augenhöhe. Er will die kulturellen Wurzeln der Menschen erspüren, und ein – wie er es benennt – „fotografisches Psychogramm“ herstellen. Dafür verlangt er von seinem Gegenüber Intensität und ist gewandt genug, seinen gnadenlosen Perfektionsanspruch hinter einer jungenhaft-lässigen Haltung zu verbergen.
Vielleicht liegt hier das Geheimnis und die Magie seiner Arbeiten verborgen; denn man rätselt, wie er den Menschen diese betörenden, eindringlichen, unausweichlichen Blicke entlocken konnte.



www.mariomarino.com



EXHIBITIONS


MARIO MARINO EXHIBITIONS

2016
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2012 - 2013
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2011 - 2012
2011 - 2012
2011 - 2012
Kunsträume Michael Horbach Stiftung, Time of the Gypsies, 5. June - 20. July 2016, Cologne, Germany
Kunsträume Spitäle, Cuba mi Amor, 13. May - 5. June 2016, Würzburg, Germany
Galerie IMMAGIS, Portraits, 28. April - 28. May 2016, Würzburg, Germany
Galerie Rademakers, Art 16 Fair, 19. - 22. May 2016,  London, U.K
Galerie Rademakers, Art Rotterdam, 11. Feb.-14. Feb. 2016, Netherlands
Galerie Rademakers, Solo Exhibition, 7. Jan. - 6. Feb. 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands
People of the Thar Desert, India,  Empty Quarter Gallery, Jan. - Feb. 2016, Dubai, UAE
Continuum Gallery, Group Exhibition, 13. Dec. 2015 - 28. Feb. 2016, Königswinter, Germany
PAN Art Fair, Galerie Rademakers, 22. - 29. Nov. 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fotofever Fair, Galerie Vevais, 13. - 15. Nov. 2015, Paris, France
Contemporary Art Ruhr, Galerie IMMAGIS, 30. Oct. - 1. Nov. 2015, Essen, Germany
Charity Auction, Christiane Herzog Foundation, Porsche Sports Cup, 24. Oct. 2015, Germany
Art Fair Cologne, Galerie Rademakers,  23. - 27. September 2015, Cologne, Germany
Ostrale 015, Handle With Care, 10. July - 27. Sept. 2015, Dresden, Germany
Portrait Salon, The Parkside Gallery 9. July - 31. July 2015, Birmingham, U.K
Galerie Rademakers, Cuba, 3. June  -  11. July 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands
On Hot Soil, The Empty Quarter Gallery, 30. June - 13. Sep. 2015, Dubai, UAE
KUNST RAI Art Fair, Galerie Rademakers, Booth 50,  27. May - 31. May 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Children of Africa, Museum Münze, 8. May - 14. June 2015, Hall, Austria
Origins, Heist Gallery, 5. March - 30. April 2015, London, U.K
The Photographers Show, March 2015, Birmingham, U.K

Portrait Salon, Gallery D, Feb. - May 2015, Edinburgh, U.K
Portraits of India, The Empty Quarter Gallery, Dec. 2014 - Jan. 2015 , Dubai
Cuba, Afrika Museum, Nijmegen, Sept. - Dec. 2014, Netherlands
Faces of Africa, Galerie Immagis, Würzburg, 30. April - 31. July 2014, Germany
Faces of Africa, MDV ( Museum der Völker ), Schwaz, 8. March - 13. April 2014, Austria
PhotoMarket Fair, Young Gallery, Brussels, Stockholm, 3. March - 6. March 2014, Sweden
Faces of Africa, Leica Galerie Salzburg, Schloss Arenberg, 7. June 2013 - 28. Feb. 2014, Austria
From Mother to Motherboard, The Empty Quarter Gallery , 17. Dec. 2013 - 23. Jan. 2014, Dubai
Off Art Fair, Young Gallery , 19. - 22. April 2013, Brussels, Belgium
Havanna, Galerie Reygers, Munich, 26. Feb. - 5. June 2013, Germany
Faces of Africa, Afrika Museum, Nijmegen, 16. Dec. - 4. June 2013, Netherlands
Art Fair Gent, Galerie Cultural Speech, Amsterdam, 30. Nov. - 4. Dec. 2012, Gent, Belgium
Fotofever Fair, Brussels, Young Gallery, 4. - 7. Oct. 2012, Brussels, Belgium
Faces of Africa, Galerie Cultural Speech, Amsterdam, 9. June - 25. August 2012
Scope Fair, Galerie Brockstedt, Berlin, Basel, Switzerland
Kunst Rai Fair, Galerie Cultural Speech, 15. - 20. May 2012, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Faces of Africa, Galerie Reygers, Munich, 7. Feb. - 24. May 2012, Germany
Art Fair Paris, Grand Palais, Young Gallery, 29. March - 1. April 2012, Paris, France
Museum Hamburger Bahnhof, Auktion 3000, 24. Feb. - 4. March 2012, Berlin, Germany
Portraits in Africa - Then and Now, Young Gallery, 9. Dec. - 28. Jan. 2012, Brussels, Belgium
National Portrait Gallery, Taylor Wessing Prize, 10. Nov. - 12. Feb. 2012, London, U.K
Faces of Africa, Galerie Brockstedt, Berlin, 4. Nov. - 24. Jan. 2012, Germany




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