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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.

 

lady in red by Manuel Matas

 

Superstorm Sandy by Manuel Matas

 

Alice by Manuel Matas

 

The Yellow Leaf - Homage to Macbeth by Manuel Matas

 

Moira 2.0 by Manuel Matas

 

Moira by Manuel Matas

 

Nicolo by Manuel Matas

 

Prisoner by Manuel Matas

 

Sam by Manuel Matas

Sam

 

Eternity by Manuel Matas

 

Kindred Spirits by Manuel Matas

 

George 2.0 by Manuel Matas

 

Mme. Rasputin by Manuel Matas

 

Nikola Tesla Mad Scientist by Manuel Matas

 

Spring is in the air by Manuel Matas

 

Twin Towers by Manuel Matas

 

Yuri - It Takes a Worried Man by Manuel Matas

 

Springtime at Safeway by Manuel Matas

 

Michael Buble by Manuel Matas

 

Jade by Manuel Matas

 

Damian by Manuel Matas

 

Sailor's Delight by Manuel Matas

 

Elise - For Real by Manuel Matas

 

Winter Sky by Manuel Matas

 

Salvatore by Manuel Matas

 

Smiling Snowman by Manuel Matas

 

Jeremy by Manuel Matas

 

Falling Ice by Manuel Matas

 

Belle by Manuel Matas

 

Thankful by Manuel Matas

 

Vladimir by Manuel Matas

 

End of Summer - Cape Cod by Manuel Matas

 

Age of Aquarius by Manuel Matas

 

Beauty of the Night by Manuel Matas

 

Young Gandhi by Manuel Matas

 

Lindsey Vonn by Manuel Matas

 

President Obama by Manuel Matas

 

Canadian Museum for Human Rights by Manuel Matas

 

King Neptune and Me by Manuel Matas

 

Robin Thicke by Manuel Matas

 

Scarlett Johansson - Lucy Crushes Hercules by Manuel Matas

 

Orange twilight by Manuel Matas

 

Bulrushes AKA Cattails by Manuel Matas

 

Lotte - Heart of Gold by Manuel Matas

 

Derek by Manuel Matas

 

Stopping by Woods by Manuel Matas

 

Duck Pond by Manuel Matas

 

Queen Victoria by Manuel Matas