Mario Sughi // Ireland

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Mario Sughi is an Italian illustrator, cartoonist and historian, living and working in Dublin , he is a member of the Associazione Illustratori and the author of nerosunero . In Rome , at the end of the Seventies, he worked as a humorist in the last year of IL Male and then for Zut, Italian satirical magazines. He moved to Dublin in the late 80s where he studied Medieval History and in 1995 he was awarded a PhD by Trinity College Dublin. His illustrations and cartoons, satirical in humor and minimalist in style have been published on international exhibition catalogues ( Offf Barcelona 07, Semi permanent Sidney 2008, Ink 01 International Illustration Rally 08, Bilbao ); magazines ( The Dubliner/Dublin, Clam Magazine, Paris – New York, Ideafixa/Brazil, Fluro Magazine, New Zeland ), websites ( Juxtapoz, Paintalicious, Yay! Monday! ) and art galleries ( The Shiny Squirrel Gallery, NY ; Little Paper Airplanes, L.A; Umber Studios, Minneapolis; 180 Gallery Cambridge, Ontario; Wannabee and DOZ Gallery Milan, Italy; Irish Art House, Tullamore and The Loft, Dublin, Ireland )

“Mario Sughi, or as he’s more commonly known, Nerosunero, is a digital cartoonist/Illustrator from Italy who combines subtle humorous elements with a consistent loose artistic style that’s reminiscent of English Pop artist David Hockney.”
written by, USA, Oct. 2007
Mario Sughi’s works are available as Archival Giclee Print on 315gsm acid free Museum Quality natural white textured watercolor paper. A Giclée is a recognized and collectable category of fine art. Giclee prints are guaranteed to not fade or age and have a colour life of 75-100 years. The Giclee printing process ensures a print with brilliant colour and razor sharp detail. Giclee prints are so vibrant and true they are often mistaken for the original artwork.


“I love the sense of mystique that Mario Sughi captures with his illustrations. There always seems to be a simmering storyline brewing below the surface of the frame.”
written by, AUS, March 2008


“Very cool, modern and often edgy work from Dublin-based, Italian illustrator Mario Sughi.”
written by, UK , June 2008


“Simplicity of the line and clever use of colors are central in Mario’s work. I love the way he captures everyday moments and commonplace themes, and turns them into something new that mirror cultural identity and style of Dublin and its people.”

Written by, It, Sept 2008


“Refreshingly different work”

Written by, Nov. 2008