Mario Belmares – Linares, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Born in Linares, Nuevo Leon in 1967, Mario graduated from the School of Visual Arts, UANL in Monterrey, Mexico where he learned the different techniques of painting, engraving, screen printing, sculpture and mixed media. To this date, he has had 4 individual exhibitions and 13 group exhibitions. In 2004, he started venturing into Madonnaro, also called Street Art Painting. He has, so far, participated in over 30 festivals of this kind, proudly representing Linares in national and worldwide events in the United States and some European countries, such as Germany, France and Italy.
His works explore a fun, new way to see art. Mario is currently doing 3D interactive murals, where the viewer is integrated into the art. He recently won First Place in the category of 3D in the Monterrey Festival Bella Via 2014!
"As a kid, I drew doodles dreaming imaginary worlds that delighted my soul. Now I paint forms that have fulfilled my dreams and continue delighting my soul but also the soul of the person who appreciates them"