Monday, June 20, 2011

Rogelio Manzo - mixed media portraits

As an artist I've been relentless in my pursuit to the inner story of a person through a physical portrait. Where most strive for a mirror reflection in their art I demand more on my work to unearth the story below the surface. A portrait can reach deep inside and expose the secret stories and identity of its sitters. Brushstrokes reveal their attitude; light is transformed into a truth seeker and texture can reveal the emotional angst or happiness of its subjects. Overall my intention is to expose the viewer to a visceral discourse concerned with of our own bodily integrity and mortality. MORE

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