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Laura Manino

Born: 1979

Hometown: Mar del Plata

Based in: Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires

About Laura Manino
Born in Mendoza, Argentina, 1979.
Lives in the coastal city of Mar del Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

“In Manino's artwork is necessary to activate the eye as if it were a zoom, in order to have macro-micro views of details and large surfaces, and to observe both the way in which the continuous lines meet each other, as well as the work that she performs with torn and colored paper. The eye must be careful, because the limits of the surfaces of her artworks are deceptive, especially in the most recent works that want to expand and take over the space. The pieces do not end where the support apparently culminates, but they often have continuity in the architectural environment or the space "taken" as intervention or performance.
In the organic-geometric tension of each artwork, the movement of the hand, the physical vestige of the body, put into action on the surface, is glimpsed. Lines generated freehand with pencils, graphite and chalk are consecutive, varying in thickness and intensity according to the pressure exerted. Manino repeatedly uses paper as a base, built from the superposition of numerous layers that finally give it an almost solid body.
In her artworks, visual blocks, rectangular, square and other geometric shapes usually appear, which close the gaze and prevent one from seeing what is behind, what is below. Black stains that paralyze us, drive us away and make us realize that there is always something in the work that is unattainable”.

María Lightowler – Lluvia, Office of Curatorship and Museology

Bachelor with artistic orientation at the School of Fine Arts (Mendoza, Argentina, 1998)
UNA - National Arts University - Until 3rd year (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2001)
Completed his training with Workshops and Clinics with: Nilda Rosemberg, GRAPPA group (Josefina Fossatti and Claudio Roveda), Mariana Rodríguez Iglesias, Pablo Sinaí, Leila Tschopp, Daniel Fitte, María Lightowler, Carolina Bagnato, Lydia Betard, Grace Bayala and Diego Bresler., in Argentina.


2021: Feria de arte BADA, La Rural, Buenos Aires.
2020: Tandil National Visual Arts Contest, selected in painting category / Municipal Exhibition Hall Lidaura Chapitel, San Martin de los Andes (selected)
2019: Escaleno. Construction Center and annexes. Laura Manino, Claudia Ecenarro , Camila Sánchez (Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires)
2018: 9th Surveying Painting Contest (La Plata, Buenos Aires) / Nordelta Art Studio (Nordelta, Buenos Aires)
2017: UCIP in the context of the businesswoman (Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires) / Yakuzi House (Mar del Plata) / Bruzzone House-Museum (Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires) / OSDE Space (Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires)
2016: Weekday, picture walk 1 (Auditorium Theater, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires) / Calma Chicha. GRAPPA Group (Plaza de Agua, Mar del Plata) / Itaú Bank Young Art (selected) / Art in the Center. Painting Contest (Construction Center, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires) / ´Juan Carlos Castagnino´ Municipal Contest of Plastic Arts. Painting modality (Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires)
2015: Shop Art Yoshimi (Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires) / Tour de Force. GRAPPA Group (Auditorium Theater, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires) / ´Juan Carlos Castagnino´ Municipal Contest of Plastic Arts. Painting and drawing modality (Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires)
2013: Plaza de Agua. GRAPPA Group (Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires)
2012: Spring Constest (Costa Galana Hotel, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires) / BUA Art Space. Carolina Bagnatto workshop (Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires)


Laura Manino In The Studio

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More About Laura Manino

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

Firs of all, I look for papatterns of energy and movement in elements of natura, plants, flowers, water, marine life. then I make a small sketch, taking the realistic image to an abstract plane, which I made whih pencils, drawing consecutive lines where, through the pressure exerted with my hand, I create areas of lesser intensity, generating a light effect in the work. Then I begin to develop the composition in the two-dimensional plane, and then I analyze color patterns for the composition.finaly, I made a small-scale drawing to have as a reference when doing a larger work.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

the 3 words that describes my work are: moviment, organic

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Eduardo Stupia, Argentine artist. Hi's abstract drawings of lines that appear to be a landscape, were a great infuence on me. / Bridget Riley, English painter, who traps and hypnotizes with her op Art. / Velamirow Cristo, Bulgarian. Great land art artist that inspires me by the capacity for abstraction produced by his monumental work. / Tolose lautrc, French painter. I was always facinated by his drawings and skerches, where the line is fluid and very axpressive. / Luis Felipe Noe, argentine pinter. I have always admired the movement thet his works propose.

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

My most important tools when doing my work are colored pencils and paper

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

If I need inspiration, I look for it on a walk though a garden, a forest or a beach, although sometimes also take images fron the internet as a reference.

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