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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.

 

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

 

Shadow Play by Manuel Matas

 

November Fantasy by Manuel Matas

 

Horatio by Manuel Matas

 

Luisa by Manuel Matas

 

Mr. Lonely by Manuel Matas

 

The Artist Is Not Present by Manuel Matas

 

Suzanne Takes You Down by Manuel Matas

 

A Whiter Shade of Pale by Manuel Matas

 

Moonscape by Manuel Matas

 

Royal Ontario Museum by Manuel Matas

 

Gabriel Is An Angel by Manuel Matas

 

Rocket Man by Manuel Matas

 

Play Misty For Me by Manuel Matas

 

clouds trees train by Manuel Matas

 

Both Sides Now 2 by Manuel Matas

 

November sunset by Manuel Matas

 

Antonio by Manuel Matas

 

Amy by Manuel Matas

Amy

 

That's No Way To Say Goodbye by Manuel Matas

 

Alexandra Leaving by Manuel Matas

 

All Men Are Brothers by Manuel Matas

 

Sister of Mercy by Manuel Matas

 

James by Manuel Matas

 

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow by Manuel Matas

 

Heart of Stone by Manuel Matas

 

Pine Cone by Manuel Matas

 

On the Beach by Manuel Matas

 

sunset over river by Manuel Matas

 

The River by Manuel Matas

 

Counting Shadows by Manuel Matas

 

A Day at the Park by Manuel Matas