Mario Duplantier grew up in a family where arts played a significant role. He developed his drawing, painting, and music skills in an environment of freedom and creativity. In 1996, Mario and his brother, Joe Duplantier, created the band Gojira (formerly known as "Godzilla"). He was crowned as being the best drummer of modern metal by metalsucks.org in April, 2012. In an interview published in May 17, 2012 by Art-Scenics TV he said "that his mother is American".
While touring with Gojira, he has decided to transform each trip into a painting and drawing session. The artistic material that came out of these trips became very crucial to him, which is why making art has turned into a daily activity. Unconsciously, Mario creates random surrealistic paintings made of hybrid characters and animals that tell stories.