Resident - What are your inspirations?
Mario Henrique - To be honest, I always thought that inspiration is somewhat overrated. I try not to rely to much on it - it’s more important to be self-aware and mindful of your surroundings. You can draw inspiration from almost anything - a movie that you saw, a music that’s playing in the background, some old photos you revisit on your phone... having said that, I’m more drawn to the human figure and facial expressions - that’s what I paint almost exclusively. But I can be inspired or motivated to paint a face by being exposed to a completely different subject, like an abstract painting from another artist that may evoke an emotion that I relate to and then try to convey in my own work.