Mario’s Leonardo Da Vinci inspired works titled “First Meeting” are a series of four drawings, made of coloured inks. The paintings depict a specific object which he found in the city, whose natural organic form celebrates the instincts of desire at large. A combination of ink drops displaces the gravity of space, evoking a feeling of suspension and the blooming faith with its ambition.
Mario D’Souza read his B.F.A. from Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru and his M.F.A. from MSU, Baroda. His solo shows include POCTB, Orleans (2014), Château d’eau, Région Centre, Bourges (2012), Nuit Blanche, Paris (2006), Galerie Luc Queyrel, Paris (2004) and Time and Space Gallery, Bengaluru (2001). He has also exhibited in group shows at Galerie Municipal, Vitry sur Seine (2014), MASS MOCA, USA (2011), Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris (2009) and Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai (2004).
He has attended residencies such as Ecole des Beaux arts, Atelier 880 and Parc Saint Léger in Paris. Mario has been a recipient of various scholarships including the Inlaks Shivdasani Scholarship in 2000, Bourse National, Ministère Dévelopement des Ressources Humaines, India, (1998) and Aide Individuelle à la Création, DRAC Ile-de- France (2008).