Before he could learn to walk, Mário was already drawing. He studied architecture and hated it. He then studied graphic design and liked it. He devoted himself to illustration and has done a bit of everything with it: advertising, editorial work, sculpture, exhibitions, and his latest obsession, interfering with walls, larger than any other canvas.
There are many traces of Portugal in his style, popular expressions and sassy characters with stories to share, thus being the perfect artist to give substance to books and wine, with a lot of subtext in reporting the art of Pôpa’s Fiction. (Mário loves brackets (punctuation) and books containing footnotes.)
+ info: www.mariobelem.com
Collaboration in the collection: Pôpa Fiction