Vultus by Mario Henrique
Paintings

Vultus Series

The «Vultus» series by Mario Henrique is based on the concept of hypernormalisation - a term first coined by the Russian anthropologist Alexei Yurchak to portray a “fake world” created by corporations and kept stable by politicians, due to their inability do deal with the complex aspects of the “real world”.

The British filmmaker Adam Curtis would later use the term as the main subject for his 2016 documentary, elaborating on how this fake and simplified world is designed to manipulate the general population, thus mining the overall perception of reality.

«Vultus» means faces, as in appearance or look. These paintings depict victims of this warped reality in which we are immersed, namely refugees and migrants. The purpose of it is to bring those faces out of obscurity and consequently offer some resistance to the hypernormalisation of the world.

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Vultus Series by Mario Henrique

Vultus No. 2, Series III 2017

Oil and acrylic on reversed canvas
4 (100 x 100 cms)

Available at Bill Lowe Gallery
Vultus Series by Mario Henrique

Vultus No. 1, Series III 2017

Oil and acrylic on reversed canvas
100 x 100 cms

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Vultus Series by Mario Henrique

Vultus No. 14, Series II 2017

Acrylic on 290g Figueras® paper
30 x 40 cms, framed

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Vultus Series by Mario Henrique

Vultus No. 13, Series II 2017

Acrylic on 290g Figueras® paper
30 x 40 cms, framed

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Vultus Series by Mario Henrique

Vultus No. 12, Series II 2017

Acrylic on 290g Figueras® paper
30 x 40 cms, framed

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Vultus Series by Mario Henrique

Vultus No. 11, Series II 2017

Acrylic on 290g Figueras® paper
30 x 40 cms, framed

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Vultus Series by Mario Henrique

Vultus No. 10, Series II 2017

Acrylic on 290g Figueras® paper
30 x 40 cms, framed

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Vultus Series by Mario Henrique

Vultus No. 9, Series II 2017

Acrylic on 290g Figueras® paper
30 x 40 cms, framed

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Vultus Series by Mario Henrique

Vultus No. 8, Series II 2017

Acrylic on 290g Figueras® paper
30 x 40 cms, framed

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Vultus Series by Mario Henrique

Vultus No. 4, Series II 2017

Acrylic on 290g Figueras® paper
30 x 40 cms, framed

Available at Saatchi Art
Vultus Series by Mario Henrique

Vultus No. 10, Series I 2017

Oil and acrylic on reversed canvas
100 x 100 cms

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Vultus Series by Mario Henrique

Vultus No. 9, Series I 2017

Oil and acrylic on reversed canvas
100 x 100 cms

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Vultus Series by Mario Henrique

Vultus No. 8, Series I 2017

Oil and acrylic on reversed canvas
4 (110 x 110 cms)

Available at Bill Lowe Gallery
Vultus Series by Mario Henrique

Vultus No. 7, Series I 2017

Oil and acrylic on reversed canvas
110 x 110 cms

Available at Bill Lowe Gallery
Vultus Series by Mario Henrique

Vultus No. 6, Series I 2017

Oil and acrylic on reversed canvas
110 x 110 cms

Available at Saatchi Art
Vultus Series by Mario Henrique

Vultus No. 5, Series I 2017

Oil and acrylic on reversed canvas
110 x 110 cms

Available at Bill Lowe Gallery
Vultus Series by Mario Henrique

Vultus No. 4, Series I 2017

Oil and acrylic on reversed canvas
110 x 110 cms

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Vultus Series by Mario Henrique

Vultus No. 3, Series I 2017

Oil and acrylic on reversed canvas
110 x 110 cms

Available at Bill Lowe Gallery
Vultus Series by Mario Henrique

Vultus No. 2, Series I 2017

Oil and acrylic on reversed canvas
110 x 110 cms

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Vultus Series by Mario Henrique

Vultus No. 1, Series I 2017

Oil and acrylic on reversed canvas
110 x 110 cms

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