Mario Wagner

German artist and illustrator Mario Wagner's large scale paper collage and acrylic on canvas works derive from familiar Modernist techniques - Dadaist collage and photo montage. Despite their analog processes, utilizing old magazines, scissor, glue and acrylic, Wagner's unique, inchoate assemblages are erratic and surprising. Clustered bodies float within vintage settings split by lightning bolts. Salaciously grinning mouths hint at scandal and subplot as eyeless faces drip retro glamour. Wagner's work has been shown in numerous international exhibitions and his artworks have been commissioned by Playboy, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and The New York Times Magazine. Mario Wagner, born in 1974, works as an artist and illustrator in Cologne/Germany. His unique illustrations and artworks are commissioned by the most popular magazines like playboy or the New York Times Magazine. Wagner's work is made analog, he uses old magazines, scissor, glue and acrylcolor, even for his about 6,5 feet large artworks. His work was already shown in numerous german and international exhibitions including the SCOPE.