Mário Pires Cordeiro
Mário Pires Cordeiro, born in 1975 in Lisbon, Portugal, is an artist based in San Francisco, California. He received his MFA at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London and completed two years of a PhD researching color trends in fine arts. MPC participated in the London alternative art scene for six years. He has been commissioned by the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Cape Farewell Foundation. In 2015, he moved to California.
MPC’s art focuses on color, unpacking the symbolic and cultural meaning imposed on different coloration in contemporary society while utilizing color trends to comment on today’s chromatic practices. He often works with seasonal color forecasts for interior or product design. MPC draws inspiration from architecture, geometry, and space travel, speaking to the way we as humans engage with our world of shapes. His art develops the relationship between fine art and design, commenting on the interaction between visual art and functional products through experimentation in media and color. He works with a variety of media from painting and sculpting to film and 3D printing. MPC prioritizes sustainability in his practice, producing his works locally and often pricing his art democratically to allow for more accessibility in fine art.