LOT 30: Mario Soares – South African

Winning Bid: R1,200

South African
70 x 100cm
Edition: 17/20
Signed bottom right

Estimate: R1000 – R1500

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid
Paddle 82 27 April 2023 2:46 pm R1,200
Paddle 97 26 April 2023 2:36 pm R1,100
Paddle 82 20 April 2023 11:05 am R1,000
Auction started 20 April 2023 8:00 am
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Mario Pedro Soares (1982) is a Mozambican artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He moved from Mozambique to South Africa in 2008. Soares graduated in 2013 from Artist Proof Studio and proceeded to develop his skill in etching.

In his body of work he divulges into the metaphor of the road to explore concepts concerning the processes of growing up, travel and migration. As an immigrant himself, Soares chooses to use faceless and generalised ‘identity-less’ subjects as he feels it gives a voice to the ways in which immigrants seek to make themselves invisible in their new home country, fearful of entrenched xenophobia.

In 2014, he became an intern at APS at the Pro-Shop.
He has been part of numerous group shows and art fairs both in Johannesburg and in Cape Town