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Manuel Matas

Manuel Matas

Winnipeg, MB

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Manuel is a retired psychiatrist who has been drawing faces his whole life. He was a finalist in the Portrait Society of Canada's national online portrait competition in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. He has been an Elected Member of the Portrait Society of Canada since 2014. There is an interview with Manuel in the February 2014 issue of the online portrait magazine Portrait Atelier.
His portraits are in the expressionist tradition. They offer an escape from photo-realism and a journey into the soul, essence, and spirit of the person. It is all about emotional resonance. When the emotional vulnerability of the subject meets the vulnerability of the viewer, there is an opportunity for recognition, reflection, and transcendence.
His photographs capture moments of stillness, beauty, and joie de vivre.
He likes to quote the John Prine song "Flashback Blues"
"Photographs show the laughs/ Recorded in between the bad times/ Happy sailors dancing on a sinking ship."
His favorite artists are Egon Schiele, Mark Rothko, Saul Steinberg, Amedeo Modigliani, Wassily Kandinsky, and Elizabeth Peyton.
His motto is "ad astra per aspera." (to the stars through the bars).
When purchasing artwork, discount code is BDJTDZ. FAA watermark will not appear on final product.

 

Maurice by Manuel Matas

 

Dyrks 3 by Manuel Matas

 

March trees by Manuel Matas

 

Bad Romance by Manuel Matas

 

March 2017 by Manuel Matas

 

Counting Shadows by Manuel Matas

 

Cerise 2 by Manuel Matas

 

Cerise by Manuel Matas

 

Prairie Sunset by Manuel Matas

 

Nightfall by Manuel Matas

 

Nevertheless, she persisted by Manuel Matas

 

Celeste by Manuel Matas

 

Wake Up by Manuel Matas

 

Swan lake by Manuel Matas

 

Swan lake by Manuel Matas

 

Alternative Facts by Manuel Matas

 

Winter 2 by Manuel Matas

 

Aaron 2 by Manuel Matas

 

Winter Palace by Manuel Matas

 

Ziggy 2 by Manuel Matas

 

Jacques by Manuel Matas

 

Josh by Manuel Matas

 

Two Onions by Manuel Matas

 

Cauliflower Tree by Manuel Matas

 

Crepuscular by Manuel Matas

 

Moonshine by Manuel Matas

 

S. N. O. W. by Manuel Matas

 

Blue Moon by Manuel Matas

 

Todd 4 by Manuel Matas

 

Ruby by Manuel Matas

 

Coriolanus by Manuel Matas

 

vancouver skyline summer 2016 by Manuel Matas

 

There's A Cold Wind Blowing Through My Head by Manuel Matas

 

Cherie 2 by Manuel Matas

 

Haunted by Manuel Matas

 

No Exit by Manuel Matas

 

Jeremy 3 by Manuel Matas

 

La Princesa by Manuel Matas

 

Wintry Blues by Manuel Matas

 

Shadows on the Snow by Manuel Matas

 

Still Life 7 by Manuel Matas

 

Blinded by the Light by Manuel Matas

 

Boxing Day by Manuel Matas

 

Love Me or Leave Me by Manuel Matas

 

Oliver by Manuel Matas

 

Cecilia by Manuel Matas

 

Yellow is the Color by Manuel Matas

 

A Winter's Day by Manuel Matas