Born in Madrid and based in London, Mario Cervantes studied Fine Art at the Complutense University of Madrid (2009-13), before moving to Mexico. In 2016 he attended the Art Students League of New York Vytlacil Artist Residency. He is inspired by what surrounds him, often choosing quieter moments. He combines working from life with photo references that contain strong memories and feelings for him. His childhood in England along with frequent changes of residency -being the most recent a four month stay in Crete- has affected the way he relates to the world and his approach to painting.