Mario Ayala (b. 1991, Los Angeles) reimagines a contemporary landscape where identity, observation, and the presence of material fact play equal roles. In his paintings, Ayala brings together figures and forms drawn from every corner of his experience living on the West Coast. Ayala's work lends interest in traditions and techniques with strong visual ties to California, such as muralism, tattooing, and industrial techniques used in automobile painting and commercial signage. Ayala's influences also extend into postwar art historical movements such as the Cool School of Los Angeles and Bay Area Funk art. Ayala's highly personal, often surreal, tableaux are vivid representations of the way in which images course through the world, carrying with them fragments of the past, present, and a future still in formation. His creations live as collectively inspired documents that reflect issues, energies, and aesthetics alive in Mexican American, Latin, and Brown communities throughout the region. Ayala's sculptures, site-specific works, and collaborations embody his capacity to envision the local and the global as interwoven phenomena. Like his paintings, they locate surprising—and even unsettling—moments of cohesion in a world defined by multiplicity and rapid, ever-changing flux.
马里奥·阿亚拉的个展和双个展举办机构包括：杰夫瑞·戴奇画廊，纽约（2022）；Ever Gold [Projects]画廊，旧金山（2021）。他近期参与的群展包括：“热凝土：从洛杉矶到香港 ”，K11人文购物艺术馆，香港（2022）；“欲盖弥章”，杰夫瑞·戴奇画廊，洛杉矶（2021）；“2020洛杉矶制造：版本之一”，汉默博物馆，洛杉矶（2020）。他的作品被永久收藏于：汉默博物馆，洛杉矶；Aïshti阿伊什蒂基金会，贝鲁特。阿亚拉目前在洛杉矶生活和工作。