Mario España

Cambridge, MA, United States

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ag_updated_at : 2022-03-20 21:23:20 UTC
ag_city : Cambridge
ag_region : MA, United States
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ag_website : marioespana.com
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ag_artist_statement : I have the compulsion and need to create something visually appealing to my own eyes, so I experiment with color and shapes to produce works of art. My goal with each new painting is to get to the point where I feel that adding something to the painting would feel superfluous and taking anything away from the painting would feel incomplete. I don’t begin a painting with a specific idea. Instead, I begin with a stroke of color, and from that first stroke, the painting develops itself. I never know or imagine the final appearance of the painting, but I know when I feel satisfied and it is time to stop. Then I begin the next new painting, and the process repeats itself.
ag_biography : Mario España Bio Mario España was born in El Salvador. As a young boy, he was attracted to drawing and painting. After high school, he trained as an architect at Central America Institute of Technology in San Salvador. Mario practiced architecture for several years, but then due to the civil war, he relocated to Los Angeles, California. There he continued with his architecture career, and attended art classes at Los Angeles City College and Los Angeles Valley College. After a few years in Los Angeles, Mario relocated to Boston,MA, where he paints full time and continues to develop his own style, subjects and techniques. As an active artist,Mario is a member of the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston and the Fort Point Artist Community. Some of Mario’s paintings currently hang in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lola Travel, Lando and Anastasi law firm, Project Hope, Just a Start (all in the Boston metro area), National Security Agency (Columbia, MD), Espaço Integral (Amparo, Brazil), and residences in Europe, the US, and South America.
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ag_artist_firstname : Mario
ag_artist_lastname : España
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