Referring to his unique style as "pop expressionism," painter Thomas Mainardi uses color and detail to create piercing portraits that are both evocative and magnetic. Each work creates its own aesthetically alluring universe filled with provocative and strong emotion and powerful graphics that are hypnotizing. After dabbling in various careers in multiple creative fields like graphic design and art directing for ad agencies, Mainardi decided to devote himself exclusively to painting, and his fans are surely grateful for this decision.
The Parisian painter is inspired by the simple things in life, and more specifically, the things that daily lives conceal like sensuality and eroticism. Further, Mainardi prefers to paint women, as he is inspired by their strong and complex emotions and the opposing egos of the genders.