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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.

 

Feed the Birds by Manuel Matas

 

Streetcar by Manuel Matas

 

D Bowie R I P by Manuel Matas

 

Lincoln Memorial by Manuel Matas

 

Helen by Manuel Matas

 

Indian royalty by Manuel Matas

 

Ghost Prince of Bangalore by Manuel Matas

 

natural beauty by Manuel Matas

 

Fuchsia Peony by Manuel Matas

 

Pink Peony by Manuel Matas

 

National Gallery of Canada by Manuel Matas

 

Felicity by Manuel Matas

 

Snowy Day by Manuel Matas

 

Lonely As A Cloud by Manuel Matas

 

Purple Tulips by Manuel Matas

 

Orange Amaryllis by Manuel Matas

 

Tomas by Manuel Matas

 

Pink Orchid by Manuel Matas

 

Red and Blue Orbs by Manuel Matas

 

red and yellow tulips by Manuel Matas

 

Daphne by Manuel Matas

 

White Peony by Manuel Matas

 

Yellow Canna by Manuel Matas

 

Amaryllis by Manuel Matas

 

Nino by Manuel Matas

 

An Apple A Day by Manuel Matas

 

The View by Manuel Matas

 

No Wake In Harbour by Manuel Matas

 

Andrew and Sarah by Manuel Matas

 

Toronto Skyline by Manuel Matas

 

Lady in Waiting by Manuel Matas

 

birds of a feather by Manuel Matas

 

Sunny Days by Manuel Matas

 

The Maple Leaf Forever by Manuel Matas

 

Innocent by Manuel Matas

 

lady in green by Manuel Matas

 

Soul of an Artist by Manuel Matas

 

Crossing the bar by Manuel Matas

 

Twilight Time by Manuel Matas

 

Alexandre by Manuel Matas

 

Terez by Manuel Matas

 

always greener by Manuel Matas

 

Tears and Fears by Manuel Matas

 

Paolo by Manuel Matas

 

Oksana by Manuel Matas

 

Prohibited by Manuel Matas

 

Polar Bear by Manuel Matas

 

man in red by Manuel Matas