Outdoor / Murals
For the muralist MANOMATIC the Importance of Art and culture is one of the key to the realization of the portraits of his new collection in the paintings “Identity”
People with extraordinary abilities to create, their hands and the materials from their environment. Expressing identity through art with Manomatic!
April 2018 – “Quixote” Change the Status Quo with Art. Latest mural in collaboration with Urban Act x Athens
Indoor / Studio
“Ortostatos” is the second collection of the “Identity” series. The technique here is more traditional, using oil painting, and fits the characters’ identities.
“Identity” is a series of characters telling their story: “Skhema” started the 1st introduction of the ideograms from the Dolmen de Soto
A set of portraits with faces of very diverse characters, of great color, interspersing the identity symbols of our history
Street Art Hyperrealism: Manomatic questions our relation with the destructive automatism of our day-to-day lives, the convention and routine. Manomatic is a creative automate, born from the consumerist machinery, born from Warhol and definitely Post-Pop. Then we could link his work to the Obey’s and Banksy’s counter-culture: While these two artists are using stencil techniques, Manomatic’s speciality is hyperrealism: it means more than photorealism, by adding the subversive and divergent message to the figuration.
Being a street artist for him was obviously the only choice, in order to transmit his thoughts to the people. At the first glance, he seduces us with figurative realism to trap the ones who casually pass by, and propagates his message: the blind happiness in our society today. Being happy with high morale becomes politically correct.
* Quote from Tania Klein about the artist
“Personally, I like communication and not encryption, as I believe that works should touch the public.
Art should touch, it should communicate, and if it doesn’t it´s not worth it, in my opinion, no matter the verdict of a reduced group of people or art critics.”
( -> the complete interview )