Painter Pedro Mainman

Pedro Mainman. (Barcelona, Spain).

He is an admirer of every day life expressionism and a researcher of human nature. Expresses what he perceives of it in canvases. Finds and shares the immense wealth of the being. Investigates and discovers.

"The curious" Pedro Mainman. “La galerie pathétique” serie. (2018) Acrylic and mixed media on canvas. 81 cm x 100 cm "Everything starts with curiosity".

His inspiration is human emotions, his palette the stories that these suggest; the human beings, their lives, real or fictitious, almost archetypal and his own life adventure. He uses the human figure as a means to criticize contemporary ideas about racial, sexual and social identity, emphasizing both the physical reality of the human body and its psychological value.

"The green boy" - Pedro Mainman “La galerie pathétique” serie. (2018) Acrylic and mixed media on canvas. 81 cm x 100 cm "He is the green boy. He is not like the other boys. They hit him and hurt him, push him down the stairs at school. Because he is different, scary, not like one of us".

Each of the characters portrayed in his paintings has something of his most vulnerable part, which turns out to be a great universal since as human beings we share dreams, desires, joys, fears, pain, sadness or melancholy ... along with the rest of Humanity, "It´s amazing how the deep and core of people's lives is sometimes connected beyond gender, borders or even time".

"All the erratic" - Pedro Mainman. “La galerie pathétique” serie. (2018) Acrylic and mixed media on canvas. 81 cm x 100 cm “When god decided to invent / everything he took one / breath bigger than a circus tent /and everything began”. (e. e. cummings)

All the works in this "galerie pathétique" reflect the fusion between the vulnerability of the portrayed and that of the painter himself.


They represent the hero inside each human being, still standing, still strong after the battle. We can intuit that something radical has happened in the lives of the characters but they remain standing with dignity, as finding beauty and strength in their own drama.


The paintings belong to the "Galerie pathétique” serie.

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