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.
His early work, and current paintings and murals, include figurative images, which evoke the conceptual understanding of both the objects incorporated and the subject depicted, leaving viewers with evocative interpretations of contemporary events.
Maupal continues to utilize novel objects and subjects in his work to comment on the ever-changing socio-political landscape in which we live. His creative use of materials and sophisticated interpretation of a subject, coupled with his exceptional technique, enables viewers to experience both wonder and surprise, as they marvel at familiar figures through a new inspirational and provocative lens of understanding.
In, 2016, Artnet Magazine ranked Maupal as one of the most famous and influential artists in the world.
Maupal has been recognized with several awards and interviewed by nearly all leading international television channels and newspaper for his poignant artistic work. His most famous murals include “Super Pope” and “Street Pope”. Recently, Maupal was commissioned by the Major of Rome, Italy and international dignitaries to create urban murals throughtout Europe.