Focusing on the decay and fading beauty of the environment of the Miami River, Carlos Manuel creates images, which are at once vibrant, alive with color and informed by an intellectual understanding of academic tradition. Here we see references to the raw colorist palette of the abstract expressionists and the cool detachment of the pop movement. The images are pure composition, and their photo-reality becomes most startling when the abstract gives way to the recognizable.
"a rusted metal plate becoming an evocative sunset..."
Wheels of Fortune Published November 17, 2015
Everyday Realities Published August 17, 2015
Istanbul Published February 06, 2015
The Passage of Humanity Published January 16, 2015
I Believe in Heaven Published January 14, 2015
MEXICO Published January 06, 2015
Istanbul Published December 21, 2014
Ocean Views - Vista al Mar Published August 02, 2014