Mariano, known by his tag BNS, is a Buenos Aires-born, Barcelona-based street artist. BNS is best known for pulling pop cultural memes into a frenzied burst of color accompanied by dry humor, from bespoke-suited Stormtroopers to a tatted-out Mona Lisa. He uses aerosol paint, acrylic, and silkscreen to create his non-stationary murals and lustrous canvases. By including make-believe tattoos and lending tongue-in-cheek titles to his paintings, BNS is able to provide humorous commentary on popular culture. His canvases and murals appear in cities around the world, including the U.S., Spain, Australia, Russia and Argentina. In 2017, his work was shown with Avant Gallery at the international SCOPE Art Fairs in Miami and Basel, Switzerland, as well as Art Wynwood in Miami. In November of 2018 BNS announced that he is color blind. In 2019 the artist participated at the prestigious Art Miami art fair with Avant. In 2020 BNS began planning his first solo exhibition to take place at Avant in New York City, which has been postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis.