About the Artist
Mario Torino was born in Argentina. He is a painter who lives in Catalonia ( Barcelona, Spain) for more than twenty years.
Unites the charm of spirituality with the explosion and light of the bright Mediterranean colors. His paintings are synthesis of cultures and landscapes that can generate a world of symbols and focus on the most essential microcosm.
What I paint is related to Zen, more precisely calligraphy, the unique and abstract expressionism, brushstroke continuous line action painting. In the canvas is where it happens and flow through the paint. The phrase "brand is a stain, but the stain is not a brand, "Is always in my mind.
I opted for the abstract, but without despising the form, unless is necessary . When I paint , something triggers, the composition is the way i use to organize this event. Moreover, a picture is worth a hundred words.
The main source of inspiration is life, by its the nature way of doing (non-doing), Zen Buddhism, calligraphy, art history, literature, the ways of knowledge. Experiences, relationships among things and the concept of energy is all it is, but for us there is no more than perception.