Vents Magazine- Interview with Mark Rios

By Mark Rios

 

 February 17, 2021

Hi Mark Rios, a.k.a. Mr. Dripping (@mrdrippingofficial)!

Hello.

Where are you from?

I am from Barcelona Spain, I am Catalan born and raised. 

What is your greatest inspiration for your art?

My journey as Mr Dripping started with a dream. I saw an expansive white gallery, endless white walls within which was a dripping black emulsion. It solidified, suspended within this virgin space. My methodology of pouring is being labeled as contemporary art is inspired by early 19th century artists such as Francis Picabia, Jackson Pollock, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. In fact, the origin of pouring or dripping is far older than that. Tibetan Buddhist history refers to controlled pouring for mandala art taught by Buddha Sakyamuni, 600 BC. I chose to accept the canvas work as the tangible manifestation of my dream’s intentions. The initial part of the journey was very abstract, not as far as Jackson Pollock’s, the shape was mostly recognizable. I continually become better at the fine details, my control is very refined. There are failures, there are mistakes but that is the exquisite pain of this methodology.

What are 3 words that describe your art?

SEXY, EXPOSIVE, CAPTIVATING 

What is the hardest subject you’ve ever written about?

I would like to say the hardest subject I have written about is myself. I recently released  my own theme song that I had to write the lyrics for with the help of Bryant_Goodlife. The song speaks about my life as a artist doing commission  paintings for famous individuals such as Chris Brown, Neymar Jr, Major Lazor, Nyjah Huston, Sara Sampaio, Cindy Kimberly, Niever Alvarex, and many more. The song is currently on spotify check it out it’s called “Mr Dripping”

What are the challenges of being an artist?

One challenge of being an artist is constantly being relevant. This is why I am always trying to move forward with new projects and new design of my art work. I dont ever want to fall out of style and I have been pretty good at staying popular since I never stop working because I am in love with what I do. I am always creating and innovating my art and creations. I am constantly coming up with my next next masterpiece in my dreams.

Are you planning on releasing art soon?

I just released my own limited-edition merchandise that I just released and I am also currently working on my own interpretation of sculptures that are anywhere from small to human sized that my fans  can have on their coffee table and or front door entrance. I am constantly creating new pieces and working with new colors for my canvas pieces. 

Follow Mr. Dripping on Instagram here