Athlone: Mario Sughi Exhibition at Luan Gallery

Encounters, The Mario Sughi Exhibition, at the beautiful Luan Gallery, Athlone, opened on the June 30, and will continue until August 26. Luma by Helen Mac Mahon, is also featured at the gallery for those dates.

The exhibition was officially launched on Friday June 30, 2017, with an address by Dr Ruby Wallis.

‘Encounters’ by Mario Sughi is being exhibited in the Library Gallery, while ‘Luma’ by Helen Mac Mahon features in the New and River Gallery spaces.

Dublin based, Italian-born artist, Mario Sughi, who goes by the alias nerosunero, makes large scale digital paintings, which present snapshots of strangers’ lives. These are large, bold works, showing everyday scenes in brilliant techni-colour (see above).

Mario says:

“It’s like when you sit in a coffee shop and enjoy looking at the people passing by. Some of the people capture your attention. You follow them with your eyes and you reinvent their stories. And yet the only thing you know about those people and their lives is their image standing in front of you. And that is what you try to do when then you draw and paint: you try to capture and reproduce those interesting images. Nothing more nothing less, because the image seems already to have everything you need within it”.

The exhibition will continue until 26th August. Luan Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday 11.00 – 17.00, and Sundays 12.00 – 17.00.

Admittance to Luan Gallery is free of cost and guided tours are available to all at no cost.

Luan Gallery
Grace Rd,
Athlone, Co. Westmeath

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