Mando Marie uses stencil, traditional painting, and mixed-media collage to create works that tether the viewer to a feeling of haunting nostalgia. Walking the line between comforting and spooky, innocence and adulthood, life and spirit, her works find a real power in opposites. Her use of twin and mirrored imagery is a hallmark of her work. The immediate impact of her paintings is smartly tempered with profound universal themes like beauty, struggle, adoration, introspection and animalistic tendencies. Her work ranges in scale from intimate gallery paintings, to huge public wall murals. Mando’s intensely recognizable visual language and her use of stencils to support a highly painterly craft easily separate her in the crowded landscape of contemporary painters.