Mario Soria is a painter of hyper-realistic portraits whose celebrity subjects have included Andy Warhol and Woody Allen. Beyond portraiture, he places his subjects in a hectic scene of sail boats, bees, pencils, miniature people, and umbrellas. The objects and their allocation are random, he says, but generally serve to replicate style of an I Spy book. In addition to these illustrated elements, some of his paintings are embellished for the sake of eccentricity with Lego pieces and other three-dimensional objects that protrude from the canvas.
"I think it's cool... I wish they were hotter dudes... Charlie Hunnam, perhaps?..:), but I do respect this work, thank you!.."
"Sorry to say this work does nothing for me whatsoever."
"I do not see much originality or distinct nature in these works. I'm not much of a fan of this, mainly because these are something I could give a passing glance and feel as though I have seen it many "
"I appreciate this work. While it is somewhat reminiscent of Andy Warhol's work in some abstract way I believe the artist has found her own "voice.""