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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.

 

Skylight 2018 by Manuel Matas

 

Blue UFO by Manuel Matas

 

Yellow Clouds by Manuel Matas

 

Flag by Manuel Matas

 

Delphine by Manuel Matas

 

President Kennedy by Manuel Matas

 

Jan by Manuel Matas

Jan

 

Ray of Light by Manuel Matas

 

Henri by Manuel Matas

 

Hudson by Manuel Matas

 

Gillian by Manuel Matas

 

Twig and Mirror by Manuel Matas

 

Street Heart by Manuel Matas

 

Marta 5 by Manuel Matas

 

Hey Jude by Manuel Matas

 

Ray of Light by Manuel Matas

 

Call Me Mr. Blue by Manuel Matas

 

Elise 2 by Manuel Matas

 

Herman by Manuel Matas

 

Beet 4 - Through The Looking Glass by Manuel Matas

 

Lars by Manuel Matas

 

Oksana by Manuel Matas

 

Beet by Manuel Matas

 

Dionysus by Manuel Matas

 

Christopher by Manuel Matas

 

Leon by Manuel Matas

 

Haley by Manuel Matas

 

Vicky Christina by Manuel Matas

 

Emanuel by Manuel Matas

 

Keeping an eye on things by Manuel Matas

 

Honore by Manuel Matas

 

Grace by Manuel Matas

 

Serena by Manuel Matas

 

Maribel by Manuel Matas

 

The Path by Manuel Matas

 

Gabriel 3 by Manuel Matas

 

Through the Looking Glass by Manuel Matas

 

Ulysses by Manuel Matas

 

Joni 2 by Manuel Matas

 

Roy 3 by Manuel Matas

 

Feed the Birds by Manuel Matas

 

Nikola Tesla, Mad Scientist by Manuel Matas

 

Norah by Manuel Matas

 

Andy by Manuel Matas

 

Arc d'automne by Manuel Matas

 

Ghost Car by Manuel Matas

 

Ring of Fire by Manuel Matas

 

Ghost Riders in the Sky by Manuel Matas