Mari's PortraitsMari Political CommentMari Traditional Culture
Mariano was born in 1988 in Cova Lima. He began painting in junior high school in 2000. He took up his art education again in 2003 and became a senior student at Arte Moris in 2004 where he lives. His early ambitions were to become a doctor but his desire to be an artist and become an art teacher won the day. Mari's art shows a deep concern for the maintenance of Timorese traditional culture and an interest in political commentary in his art.