michael mcmanus

Website: www.michaeljmcmanus.co.uk

My paintings begin life as collages made from images collected over time. They maintain the fragmented qualities of collage and present evidence of a de-assembling and physical slicing of a past image. The works reflect on the changing representations of a romantic landscape that is present in the collected sources, from historical paintings, sci-fi illustration and virtual spaces.
The final paintings present abandoned spaces that act as a stage for objects and monuments that have been lost in time. I am intrigued by the way in which painting can project the presence of absence within a space and how evidence of abandonment can become clear with relationships between man-made and natural forms.



April 2012- 10 out of 10- Vyner Street Gallery

June 2012- Wimbledon College of Art Degree Show

August 2012- Launch Ceremony- Wimbledon Space

October 2012- Recent Graduates Affordable Art Fair- Battersea

January 2012- Futuremap, Lethaby Gallery- St Pancras

February 2013- Lindt Charity Exhibition

January 2014- UAL Showroom- Lifeboat Residency Exhibition

2011- Prunella Clough Painting Award First Place

2011- Battersea Power Sation Project- Shortlist

2012- Lifeboat Residency Award