Maupal, was born Mauro Pallotta in Rome, Italy, on May 20, 1972, and pursued a degree in Fine Arts at the Academia di Belle Art in Rome. 
His conceptual style was defined early in his career through the creation of large, three-dimensional paintings utilizing recycled material.
During the turn of the 21st century, Maupal developed an interest in the sculptural and expressive potential inherent in steel wool, resulting in numerous, prestigious, personal exhibitions in Italy and abroad.