Mario Henrique is an artist based in Cascais, Portugal.
Graduated in Design from the University of Fine Arts in Lisbon, he began his career in online marketing and web development agencies. As creative director, he recruited and managed teams in Portugal, Spain and Brazil. A decade later, he would focus on contemporary painting, which has always been a parallel interest.
A prolific portrait painter, Mario is fascinated by the unpredictability of human behavior: brief glances, the impermanence of facial expressions, sudden movements.
Using unusual and "raw" materials, such as cardboard, inverted canvases and hardware tools, he paints abruptly and spontaneously. His approach relies on drips, splatters, and splatters of paint, so that the physics of the painting process is transparent in the final piece.
Listed in various private collections across Europe, America and Asia, he has exhibited in local and foreign galleries and received an honorable mention for his participation in the 2016 Brasilia Contemporary Art Biennial. also been featured in Inside The Studio by Saatchi Art. and is currently represented by the Bill Lowe Gallery, ArtCatto and Tilsitt Gallery among other prestigious galleries.
Mario has a studio/gallery at the Marina, in Cascais (Portugal), where some of his paintings are exhibited publicly.