Pencil on paper
Dimensions: 100cm (H) x 70cm (W) x 0.1cm (D) / 39.4" (H) x 27.6" (W) x 0.04" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
This work is inspired by the observation of a bouquet of wild hanging flowers. What seduced me about these flowers was their color and their shapes. The movement and energy they generate by merging with space.
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)
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