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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.

 

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

 

Negative Bobby by Manuel Matas

 

Bobby Blue by Manuel Matas

 

Alain by Manuel Matas

 

self-portrait by Manuel Matas

 

Turquoise Tanager by Manuel Matas

 

Yangchuanosaurus by Manuel Matas

 

I see the trees and the trees see me by Manuel Matas

 

Reaching For Fall by Manuel Matas

 

Autumn Leaves by Manuel Matas

 

Orange Julius by Manuel Matas

 

Jorge by Manuel Matas

 

Blue Leaf by Manuel Matas

 

Chaos Theory by Manuel Matas

 

Isle of Dreams by Manuel Matas

 

Tribute to Rothko by Manuel Matas

 

Five Leaves, One Stem by Manuel Matas

 

Aspens by Manuel Matas

 

Dream Car by Manuel Matas

 

Up The Lazy River by Manuel Matas

 

Chevrolet by Manuel Matas

 

Big Red Cadillac Convertible Summer in the City by Manuel Matas

 

Tree Stump Mandala by Manuel Matas

 

Blue Moon by Manuel Matas