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When we quietly disappear in solitude Artwork - Limited Edition of 10

Michael Vincent Manalo


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Size: 17 W x 30 H x 0.1 D in

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Other title: Chasing Dreams in the Liminal III “Let yourself disappear in the darkness; if you are loved, people will come and find you with torches in their hands!" A collaboration with Midjourney AI with prompts to navigate through my imagination and magnify my creativity. This concept extends to unexplored worlds that the human mind has yet to tap into. WIth this method, the artist becomes the instructor for AI to generate random noise iterated towards output that pleases the eye of the instructor, wherein the instructor cleans and beautifies the image created by the AI. Using text prompts there is an image generated by the AI which will be heavily painted over and post-processed in Photoshop and then retouched using Lightroom. Liminal Space is a location which is a transition between two other locations, or states of being. This underwater place for me is a liminal space. I want to evoke that atmospheric feeling you get when you are underwater and looking up to go back to the surface. This is related to my experiences in free diving which started last year. That moment when you dive down to the sea, and seeing that surreal underwater world is a bliss that isn't so easy to explain, and then you lose breath so getting up to the surface, seeing the light is saying hello again to your world and saying goodbye to that kind of liminal space which is underwater.

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Size:17 W x 30 H x 0.1 D in

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Born in Manila, Philippines in 1986. I am a visual artist who recently focuses on acrylic paintings, photo-manipulation and installations. In my work, the subjects are represented through a mix of imagined and realistic images, playing with the expectations of the viewer and raising questions about the role that human emotions play in memory. The scenes reflect on psychological impulses and on the way they are depicted and fused with everyday reality. My photographs and paintings explore the traditional boundaries of visual representation, where the creative powers of the unconscious are unleashed to reveal a different reality. In the past I have exhibited in several countries - Australia, England, Germany, Georgia, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Philippines, Poland, Serbia, South Korea, Taiwan, UK and USA. I have also won a few prizes like the 2010 1st prize in the Digital Art Category at the Art Museum of Chianciano Terme, Italy and 2011 Best Photography Illustration from The Redmond Digital Arts Festival in Washington, USA, 2015 2nd place in the Secret Art Prize from the Curious Duke Gallery in London and Nominated for the APBF Signature Art Prize of 2014 from the Singapore Art Museum. I was also named as one of 2014 and 2017 Asia's Top Ten Most Inspiring Visual Artists in Asia by the Top 10 Publications in Malaysia. I was also a 2020 Arte Laguna Prize Finalist and recently I’ve worked with GIANT to create bicycles that are based on the stories and life experiences using bicycles of people that work in the cycling company GIANT. He currently lives in Taichung, Taiwan where he recently has been doing a lot of public art installations.

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