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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.

 

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

 

Burrard St. Bridge 2 by Manuel Matas

 

Redhead by Manuel Matas

 

Jude Law by Manuel Matas

 

Desiree by Manuel Matas

 

A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall by Manuel Matas

 

Yesterday's Gone by Manuel Matas

 

Baby I'm Yours by Manuel Matas

 

Mr In-Between by Manuel Matas

 

Pink Skies Smiling At Me by Manuel Matas

 

Winter Kept Us Warm by Manuel Matas

 

The Point by Manuel Matas

 

Serge by Manuel Matas

 

Diana Goddess of the Hunt by Manuel Matas

 

Delores Lady of Sorrows by Manuel Matas

 

Blue on blue by Manuel Matas

 

All The Lonely People by Manuel Matas

 

Krishna by Manuel Matas

 

John by Manuel Matas

 

Nikola Tesla by Manuel Matas

 

Goodnight Sun by Manuel Matas

 

Haunted by Manuel Matas

 

Adam Before The Fall by Manuel Matas

 

Jeffrey by Manuel Matas

 

Jacqueline by Manuel Matas

 

Betty Smiles On All Who Smile by Manuel Matas

 

Dreamy Vancouver Skyline by Manuel Matas

 

In A Purple Mood Today by Manuel Matas

 

Mauricio The Thin Man by Manuel Matas