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Manat, an artistic revelation
Already and since 2016, at just 27 years old, he exhibits at the gallery l’Arbre de Jade in Mèze where he is a permanent artist with canvases that seem to fly from branch to branch. He’s the first to be surprised at the success of his menagerie.
( it is the case of many artists who are passionate about their art!)
The question arises: why did you choose to portray chimpanzees, bonobos and other monkeys? “He tries to simply answer the question:
I’m still trying to answer that question,” says the artist. From the beginning, I was interested in chiaroscuro from the very beginning. First of all, I made faces of elderly people. Then I tried monkeys. This gives very expressive portraits, full of life and relief. The work on the play of light then becomes exciting. However, I am not trying to send any message. It’s still really punk. I just enjoy doing that.
Whether he is a cook, butler, biker, biker, king’s fool or Hamlet, the characters thus singled out by the artist question. But for Manat: “The monkey is above all a pretext, it makes it possible to highlight everything around it. ”
Self-taught at heart, the painter also ventured to portraits on a more unusual medium: the palette. Gainsbourg thus sits alongside a Sioux chef, always with the renewed expression that the play of light allows.
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