Mario Perron







Mario MJ Perron

Mario Perron

Painter, Photographer, Sculptor


Born in Quebec City in 1967

Lives and works in the West-Island of Montreal.

Mario Perron has been involved in the Montreal artistic community for over two decades.
The artist explores a variety of different media, such as painting, drawing, collage, and sculpture, producing an aesthetic narration of moods akin to a folkloric tradition. Executed in a naïve and unpredictable manner, the straightforward vocabulary employed by M. Perron translates itself into a singular, but eclectic body of work.
He borrows imagery and sentiment from a history of “isms”, but interprets them with his own evocative language. His battle with a need to constantly explore new ideas and means of expressing them, is demonstrated in the progression of short series he produces.
Primarily self-taught, he has had several mentors in and out of schools. He is a life-long student of art and is always observing, studying, and devouring art. His sketchbooks are always with him to be filled with what inspires him.
He has participated in group shows at the Visual Arts centre and had a few solo shows. His last show was in 2012 at the RAPR Inc. Gallery in St-Henri. For the last two years he has been producing considerable volume of new works at his own “Mario’s Fingers Studios”.
His work can be found in private collections in Canada, USA, Spain, Italy & as scenery in the occasional independent film or photo montage.
The artist also has a community blog on Facebook at Mario’s Fingers & twitter @mariosfingers

Artist's Statement

I think artists are like scientists.
Just like a scientist, we begin with a question, something we don’t know.
We go into our studio and research that question.
We bring with us a chaos of ideas and influences, combined with a basket of materials and skills. Art focuses them all into a singular result.

The first perpetual question is where does an artist's inspiration come from. The only answer I can give is… everywhere. Every time I use my senses, I am inspired to use those sensations and transform them with infinite recombinations. Everything I see eventually finds a voice in something I make.

Making art demands a faith beyond each particular project. We can’t know how the cultural DNA we are preserving and recombining might be useful in the future.

The second perpetual question is some version of “What do you do?” Telling people I’m an artist gets a range of responses but the most common is some polite form of “That’s interesting.” So I tell people the following: “I’m interested in what’s happening to our minds in this age of information overload. Are we connecting or disconnecting? Are we losing the opportunity to enjoy the small and quiet pleasures of living?
This leads to a fun conversation about how I see my work, my process and how we all sometimes stop to smell the roses. Art gives us a focus to enjoy such moments.

Making art is a refuge from the heavy moments of life. It allows me a place to focus and meditate. Sharing it is offering others moments of distraction and possibly refocus.

The final perpetual question is “What does it mean?” While it is always more fun for me to hear what others get from my work, I have come to greatly enjoy the connections I make with people when I let them know what I feel it means. My art means many things, and for me it means joy, love, accomplishment, challenge, and sanctuary. I vacation freely and often in my works and invite others to join me and/or visit on their own terms. I am always willing to share the experience.


The Liquidity of Light by Mario MJ Perron


The Light Portrait by Mario MJ Perron


Homemade Nebula by Mario MJ Perron


The Coming Ghosts by Mario MJ Perron


Of Origin Intensity and Destination by Mario MJ Perron


Neon Fireworks by Mario MJ Perron


Angels In The Maelstrom by Mario MJ Perron


Your Daily Specter by Mario MJ Perron


The Waiting by Mario MJ Perron


The Ghosts of Everyday Life by Mario MJ Perron


Ghostly Reflections by Mario MJ Perron


Ghost Movements by Mario MJ Perron


Coming and Going by Mario MJ Perron


A Foothold On Movement by Mario MJ Perron


A Sideboard Transformation - Simple To Sexy by Mario MJ Perron


Found Labels by Mario MJ Perron


TOMA Marketing Business cards by Mario MJ Perron


Bauhaus Minimalist Set by Mario MJ Perron


Curio Cabinet Of Sorts by Mario MJ Perron


Modern Rococco Display Tables by Mario MJ Perron


The Perfect Sock Drawer by Mario MJ Perron


A Cute Cabinet by Mario MJ Perron


Arts M.Perron Banner by Mario MJ Perron


Found - Banner by Mario MJ Perron


Basic Label Design for Found by Mario MJ Perron


Refurbished Mid-Century Commode by Mario MJ Perron


Art ToolBox by Mario MJ Perron


Art ToolBox 3 by Mario MJ Perron


Cafe Pistachios Banner by Mario MJ Perron


The New Renaissance Mindset Banner by Mario MJ Perron


TOMA Marketing Logo by Mario MJ Perron


Arts MPerron Retrospective Design by Mario MJ Perron


Found Sm Profile Image by Mario MJ Perron


FOUND 1st banner by Mario MJ Perron


Tonight, You Can Expect ...The Weather by Mario MJ Perron


The Winter Hides Beyond The Green by Mario MJ Perron


The Muses #5 by Mario MJ Perron


The Muses #4 by Mario MJ Perron


Beyond The Ice by Mario MJ Perron


The Guards of Beauty's Gate by Mario MJ Perron


Even The Rain Cannot Dampen The Color by Mario MJ Perron


Alien Zucchini Flower by Mario MJ Perron


A Pink So Vivid I Can Almost Taste It by Mario MJ Perron


A Crisp Winter's Day by Mario MJ Perron


First Snow At Dawn by Mario MJ Perron


The Muses #4 by Mario MJ Perron


The Muses #3 by Mario MJ Perron


The Muses #2 by Mario MJ Perron