Mario Soria introduces a new take on the pop art that has been prevalent in the world for a number of years now. Focusing on iconic historical figures such as Albert Einstein, Audrey Hepburn and the pop art god himself, Andy Warhol, this Spanish realist artist mixes hyper-realism and surrealism with pop art to create paintings that are truly spectacular.
Based in Barcelona, Mario Soria starts with a base that is reminiscent of vintage photography and then adds an unexpected splash of color here and there, as well as the occasional prop detail for added interest. However, these playful elements are not introduced on a whim. Mario Soria says, "I like to research more about the person in matter and sometimes put in some ironic elements of the information I found."