Mario Maple, 28 y.o. from Guadalajara in Mexico, discovered his artistic talent in a naive way: as a kid, beginning to draw some Cartoon Network characters like The Simpson, and skateboard magazines like Thrasher. “My brother was the more talented at skateboarding”, he sais “I had an aptitude for the boards graphics and stickers that I discovered in each new number of the specialized magazines”.
Mixing the walls of Guadalajara with his sketchbook, he begun drawing his new ambitions in the streets, where he was soon noted, sometimes ignored, often cancelled since his work was usually explicit, aggressive and offensive for a small mexican city.
He studied in Barcellona and expanded his artistic horizons through painting, illustration, poster art, photography and sculpture. And he expressed his personal taste through all of these media. A taste that developed, as for many contemporary artists, at a early age, when the most important references are Looney Tunes. He is fascinated by animations, by grotesqe characters and by old cartoons’ satire. Chuck Jones, Bob Clampett and Friz Freleng are his inspirations.
This is how Maple ended up creating this series of erotic illustrations, made of grotesque characters, within dark and decadent settings, expressing beauty and queerness together.
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