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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.

 

Willow Weep For Me by Manuel Matas

 

Buick Riviera by Manuel Matas

 

Cutlass Supreme S X by Manuel Matas

 

Chevrolet Camaro Z28 by Manuel Matas

 

Ladysmith, British Columbia by Manuel Matas

 

Blowing in the Wind by Manuel Matas

 

Gigi by Manuel Matas

 

Nissan Zero Emission E V by Manuel Matas

 

Sun-dappled by Manuel Matas

 

Time To Bring The Revolution Inside by Manuel Matas

 

1959 De Soto by Manuel Matas

 

Philip by Manuel Matas

 

C N TOWER by Manuel Matas

 

Patience with eyes closed by Manuel Matas

 

From A Distance by Manuel Matas

 

Spring 2016 by Manuel Matas

 

Cassandra by Manuel Matas

 

Lazy Hazy Sunset by Manuel Matas

 

Toronto Skyline by Manuel Matas

 

Crystal X 4 by Manuel Matas

 

Red Ferrari by Manuel Matas

 

Ford Fairlane by Manuel Matas

 

Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out by Manuel Matas

 

Serenity by Manuel Matas

 

Here today gone tomorrow by Manuel Matas

 

Matthew by Manuel Matas

 

Early Spring by Manuel Matas

 

The Lone Sailor by Manuel Matas

 

Grey Heron Blue Water by Manuel Matas

 

Glenn Gould by Manuel Matas

 

Juliet by Manuel Matas

 

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