Marino’s latest paintings have emerged from an intense period of personal and professional reflection. His large format oils on canvas and mixed media works on paper cannot be easily categorised into a single genre but are more the result of a series of questions resulting from critical analysis of his own; practice, concepts and identity. Many of the paintings contain figurative elements, the human body present in both abstracted and literal forms are incorporated into dreamlike scenes as symbolic metaphors in STRANGE BODIES.

Armando Mariño was born in Cuba and now lives and works in New York. He studied art in Havana and Santiago de Cuba in the 1980s and 1990s, and at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam between 2004 and 2005. He has since exhibited his paintings all over the world including solo and group exhibitions in Paris, Ontario, Copenhagen, Madrid and Miami among other cities. Mariño has won numerous awards for his paintings and his work is held in such notable collections as that of Deutsche Bank, De Nederlandsche Bank, The Coca Cola Foundation and other significant public and private collections in Europe, Central America and the USA.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Deutsche Bank Collection USA | 21c Museum. Kentucky USA | Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection. New York. USA | Sarah and Darius Anderson Collection. California. USA | Howard Farber Collection. New York. USA | Centro Wifredo Lam. Havana. Cuba | ART/OMI Residency. Nueva York. USA | ASU Art Museum. Arizona. USA | Colección Berardo Museo de Arte Moderna. Sintra. Portugal | Museo Extremeño Iberamericano de Arte Contemporáneo. MEIAC | Marcelino Botín Foundation. Spain | National Museum of Valjevo. Yugoslavia | Espacio C. Camargo. Cantabria. Spain | Diputación Provicial de Cadiz. Sala Rivadavia. Cadiz. Spain | Coca Cola Foundation.Spain | CEGAM.Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporaneo. Galicia. Spain | University of Virginia Art Museum. Virginia. USA | Rijskakademie van Beeldende Kunsten. Amsterdam. Holland | Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Havana . Cuba | Stichting Oce Kunstbezitp. Venlo. Holland | De Nederlandshe Bank. Holland | Arttoteek Den Hagg. Holland