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Mario Sughi
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"Mario Sughi is an Italian illustrator, cartoonist, historian, and member of the Associazione Illustratori, living and working in Dublin. In Rome, at the end of the seventies, he worked as an humorist in the last year of IL Male and then for Zut, Italian satirical magazines. He moved to Dublin in the late 80s where he studied medieval history and in 1995 he was awarded a PhD by Trinity College, Dublin. His illustrations and cartoons, satirical in humor and minimalist in style, have been published in many international exhibition catalogues and in many art galleries.", USA, Oct. 2007, said: "Mario Sugh (or as he's more commonly known, Nerosunero) is a digital cartoonist/illustrator from Italy who combines subtle humorous elements with a consistent loose artistic style that's reminiscent of English Pop artist David Hockney."

Mario Sughi has said, "My illustrations are meaningless, colourful images. And within those images reality and joke mix freely and happily together. I would like to think that my work has been inspired by the playful novels of Milan Kundera, and the work of two very imaginative figurative painters: Francis Bacon and David Hockney. But possibly this is not the case, only a playful trick of my imagination."

Mario Sughi's website