Portuguese fine pixel artist Mário Sousa.® digitally explores the relationship between light, shadow, primary colours and the viewer in the creation of secondary colours.
In his work, Mário strives to incorporate the visible physical properties of light responsible for the communication of colour to the viewer's retina.
While abstracting himself from mixing primary colours, he opens up an interactive painterly view on the relationship between light, shadow, primary colours and the viewer in the creation of secondary colours.
Mário's work seems paradoxical: on the one hand, he does not physically create secondary colours, on the other, the viewing experience seems to be filled with secondary colours.
His contradictory exploration is marked by an intimate three-part composition.
Mário digitally paints an undividable relationship between light, shadow, and primary colours as the first part. The second part in his composition is sketched out with the physical observation of the viewer.
When both parts combine, they jointly unfold the third and final part of the composition: birth of secondary colours.
By bringing the viewer to the forefront of the composition, he adds a physical dimension to the composition of colours, in which the individual connection between primary and secondary colours is uniquely intimate.
Combining traditional drawing and painting techniques with programming, photography, quantum physics, and human biology, Mário's artistry encourages the exploration of his stylistic pixel-strokes and directly observe the relationship between light, shadow and primary colours that echoes across all pixels.
In between visibly flamboyant colours, he intimately shapes the individual connection with colour, while simultaneously invites us on a borderless journey, in which the division between what is real or unreal, the physical or metaphysical, reality and fantasy pragmatically remains deeply personal.
Mário extensively works with light, colour and pixel manipulation to create his digital paintings.
Using light and colour manipulation, he meticously paints each pixel with only one primary colour: Red, Green or Blue, without mixing any of the three colours.
At first glance, his work defies common understanding.
Mário does not physically create secondary colours, but when it is observed his work is entangled with them.
Although seemingly contradictory, what is observed is not the result of a computer special effect.
But, rather the result of How The Human Eye Perceives Colour.
Mário's resulting aesthetic work is intricately related with the visible physical properties of light, and How Light Waves Transmit The Definition of Colour To The Human Eye.
Mário Sousa was born in Oporto, Portugal and his entry into the art world was everything, but traditional.
From his early childhood, his vocation towards computers placed him on a successful career path in the international corporate software engineering world. At the age of 19, he was recruited by the largest insurance software provider in Portugal and co-developed the solution that revolutionized the e-insurance market in the late 1990's.
In his mid-twenties, Mário he quickly established himself in the top 3% talents in his field of expertise: the programming language C++ and was regarded as one of the efficient and brightest software engineers to ever lead a Fortune's 500 software engineering team.
Over a period of several years, Mário slowly begins to lose passion for his work, and in late 2016 decides to quit his full-time job and find his passion again.
Mário then starts one of the most "mental absorbing challenges" in his life.
He undergoes an intensive drawing and painting process, in which Mário explores, experiments, and combines traditional drawing and painting techniques with photography, programming, physics, and human biology.
Compelled by his long-time fascination with the physical properties of light, Mário dedicates himself full-time into the study of his art, and since 2017, he continuously explores pixel drawing and painting techniques.
Specializing in pixel painting with only three primary colours: Red, Green or Blue, Mário constantly pushes the boundaries of his passion for the fundamental physical properties of light, and strives to create more inspiring visual narrative compositions of his subject matter.
Whether working with the aesthetics or the physical or metaphysical reflection of his subject matter, Mário's work is known for its multi-layered artistic composition.
His multi-series body of work: Rainbow, is uniquely charged with a rich and vibrant secondary colour palette, refined over a period of more than one year of digital exploration and experimentation.
Deeply associated with his experimentation process, is his abstraction from using commercial photo editing software.
Mário's work is abstracted from artificial intelligence, machine learning, or data mining, in which he creates and manipulates photographs from scratch, through the use of programming.
With his stylistic digital paintings, Mário wants to inspire people and seeks to express an intimacy that nurtures the appetite for open interpretation of what he is representing.
Mário currently lives and works in Madrid, Spain and is producing his debut solo exhibition scheduled to premiere in 2019.
Born 1980, Oporto, Portugal.
Lives and works in Madrid, Spain.
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All Secondary Colours Are Painted Only By You.- Mário Sousa.®, Creator, Founder & Fine Pixel Artist.
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