ABOUT MARA PICCIONE:
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Lizzy Donegan > Jacky Magpie: Mara’s creations are wearing innocent faces but I suspect their puppy dog eyes are masking some kind of horror movie inspired personality. With sinking ships, bones and ghosts cropping up with unnerving frequency (and cats, which we all know are poised for world takeover)* thinly veiled by a sumptuous colour palette, it’s fair to say there’s more to these pictures than meets the eye…
Roos Giethoorn > SUBWALK: Mara Piccione is giving Dutch music-centered design a new boost. Her dramatic colored illustrations of uncomfortable human stuff, often translated into human/animal hybrids, are turning boring wallflowers into exciting gig posters. Mara’s talent for poster design is recognized in gig poster Utopia, spreading across America, Germany and England. And maybe, some day, somewhere in the future, the Netherlands might grow into a gig poster Utopia too.
Joost Heijthuijsen > INCUBATE independent culture: Her style is a world in itself, inhabited by strange creatures of a subhuman disposition. Beautiful color use and strong compositions make her posters and other artwork for bands luscious and original.
Lisa Rush > ALARM PRESS: Netherlands-based artist Mara Piccione explores love, childhood, nightmares, sadness, mental illness, and the “beauty of it all” in her silk-screened, music-centered work. The graphic creations can suggest a child-like playfulness as well as something sinister, evoking mixed emotions. Piccione’s portfolio also includes record design, branding bands with visually stimulating illustrations. The creative dynamic entails capturing the band’s vibe without being literal.
GALERIE F, CHICAGO, USA - visit website -
WALNUT MIXSTORE, GRONINGEN, NL - visit website -
PUSH&PULL, GRONINGEN, NL - visit website -
POSTER CABARET, AUSTIN TEXAS, USA - visit website -
ELZA POPPIN - BOLOGNA, ITALY - visit website -
WE ARE 1976, DALLAS TEXAS, USA - visit website -
THE REDCANCOMPANY, MUNCHEN, GERMANY - visit website -
FLIGHT 13, FREIBURG, GERMANY - visit website -
A Place To Bury Strangers - Alter Schlachthof Lingen - Andrew Bird - Aussitot Mort - Brito - Boxhamsters - Belmont Bookings - Central Kino, Lingen - Doctor DeSoto, Australia - De prins op het witte paard - Dinosaur Jr. - Ekko - Ekonomisk Management - Excelsior Recordings - Face Tomorrow - FabrIQ - Flight 13 - Gonzo Magazine - Goomah Music - Groninger Forum - Heijmans - Incubate - Into The Great Wide Open - Just Like Your Mom Toursupport - Kiel Explode Festival - Magnapop - Poezie Paleis - Poppodium Underground Lelystad - Productiehuis Popcultuur Groningen - Q Prime, Nashville - Sebadoh - Subwalk - The Black Atlantic - The Black Keys - Triggerfinger - Twist Creatieve Index Groningen - The Tallest Man On Earth - Union Town - Unter Schafen Records - Vera Groningen - W2 - Zienemaan & Sterren -