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.
Red. | Receptors Series - Mário's digital hatching and cross-hatching technique.
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.
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Through programming, colour, light, and pixel manipulation, he carefully calculates the different tones of primary colours required to create the perception of light inside every pixel.
Mário accomplishes this by meticulously performing extremely small calculations - at an individual pixel level - of different tones of primary colours required for light waves to correctly transmit the colour information to the Human Brain.
Green. | Receptors Series - Mário's digital hatching and cross-hatching technique.
When observing, the immensely tiny different tones of primary colours are then communicated through visible physical light waves to the Human Eye.
His work is the result of precise manipulations of Colour, and Light.
In addition, Mário applies traditional hatching and cross-hatching techniques to construct a densely network of interlaced primary colours, in which its complex arrangement of pixels creates a balance between primary colours, shadow and light to uniquely compose the painting.
By combining photography, programming, physics, and human biology he ultimately creates an interactive digital painting, in which the secondary colours are intimately painted only when the viewer observes his paintings.
Blue. | Receptors Series - Mário's digital hatching and cross-hatching technique.
In his artwork display, Mário strives to achieve optimal light wave communication conditions for the viewer.
His exhibitions are known to be displayed 100% without any plexi-glass or standard glass framing, as to completely remove light refraction from any transparent type material.
Light refraction is a physical property inherent in transparent materials, such as glass, that prevent optimul light reflection to the viewer's retina.
Mário's trichromatic compositions places the viewer in the center of the narrative of the composition colours, and light refraction prevents the viewer from achieving a perfect colourly observing experience.
Green. | Receptors - Mário's digital hatching and cross-hatching technique printed on fine art paper.
Mário's choreographed artwork display strives to achieve perfect light wave reflection conditions, and engrave a perfect colourly observing experience for the viewer.
With a visual physical interactive painterly painting, he intimately communicates with the viewer the most complex and controversial physics problem that exists today: The Wave Function Collapse.
Introducing his subject matter, Mário references Wikipedia:
Wave–particle duality is the concept in quantum mechanics that every particle or quantic entity may be partly described in terms not only of particles, but also of waves. It expresses the inability of the classical concepts "particle" or "wave" to fully describe the behavior of quantum-scale objects.
In his work, Mário only creates primary colours, but when they are observed the secondary colours become a realily to the viewer.
He introduces the parallelism of Wave Function Collapse by digitally painting several different tones of primary colours(a superposition of several states of primary colours), that are reduced to a single tone of a secondary colour(a single state of secondary colour), by the observation of the viewer.
By uniquely interacting with the viewer through observation, Mário seeks to express the fundamental conflict of the duality that exists in Nature, as opposed to what it this conflict may mean to the viewer.
Inspired by his personal interest in the fundamental properties of light, Mário's artistic visual communication expands our cultural understanding, and inspires curiosity deeply inside each and everyone of us on knowing How Nature Really Works.
And, that still continues to defy the physical, metaphysical and beyond.
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His body of work is subconsciously drawn from curiosity, exploration and experimentation, in which the relationship between his subject matter, light, colour and the viewer is inseparable.
Unlike the underlying physic complexity of his subject matter, Mário's body of work is intimately simplistic in its expressiveness, in which the viewer is drawn into painting their secondary colours, by simply observing the digital painting.
Uniquely charged with a rich and vibrant secondary colour palette, his series: Rainbow, continues to be characterized by a superposition of primary colours: Red, Green or Blue.
In his series Rainbow, Mário's intimate connection with his subject matter is more visualy highligthed, in which the thin line that connects the two is heavily marked in his digital paintings.
Red. | Rainbow Series - Mário's digital hatching technique painting.
Whether cleary visible through observation or seamlessly invisible in his digital paintings, the viewer continues to be encouraged to connect with his paintings, and unavoidable be drawn into his creative process.
Focusing on creating a painterly trichromatic composition, Mário also strives to incorporate a different perspective on how photography is manipulated through photo editing software.
Mário intentionaly wants his digital paintings to display a raw interpretation of colour, through which he wants to invite the viewer to experience a photograph without mass-market photo editing retouching.
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Every produced artwork is infused with Mário's craftsmanship and attention to detail until final delivery.
In each large scale commisioned digital painting, he produces a unique and personal artwork - from programming, digital printing to final packaging.