24 x 36
Mixed Media on Canvas
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1975, Maneiro studied various creative techniques from The Yssy Art Academy in Caracas, where he started his artistic training with only 8 years of age, and then continued to graduate in Visual Communication from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he lived for 15 years. His stay for over two years in Berlin, where he further developed and promoted his work, and especially his brief visit through Moscow, where Maneiro could appreciate closely the new abstract Russian movement, have caused a big impact in his work which evolved into his current artistic style. After 30 years of painting and drawing, Maneiro sites the works of Jackson Pollock, Joan Miró, Hans Hartung, Marcel Duchamp, Wassili Kandinsky, Juan Loyola, Kasmir Malevich, Piet Mondrian, Arturo Millan and Robert Motherwell among others as stylistic contributors for his expressionistic voice. Currently based out of the Greater New York City area Carlos Maneiro continues with his research and his "Water Impressions" in which he lets his canvases float on different bodies of water, allowing its movement to interact with paint applied on the spot, thus creating the basic compositions of his paintings. The message being to convey contradiction... water is the perfect element of expression for it. Water can be order, disorder, purity, pollution, essential for life yet taken for granted.