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Chasing Dreams 26 Painting

Michael Vincent Manalo


Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 31 W x 40 H x 1 D in

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Everyone has a dream that they want to follow in their hearts. We set goals in the distance, move forward bravely and go all out for the goals. To dream, you have to look inside. The creation of this series of acrylic canvas paintings stems from the reflection of long-term self-talk. Let me take the words of former Roman king Marcus Aurelius, "The happiness of life depends on the quality of the thoughts." Thoughts are structured through self-questioning self-questioning over and over again, over and over again, to gradually become The ideal precipitates a pattern. The moment when I start painting is accompanied by the filtering of my thoughts. I often listen to Podcasts about Marco Aurelius and his philosophical views to accompany this long and lonely self-examination, trying to understand from the pattern of all things. Life, eliminate unnecessary noises in the limited life, and focus on your own desires. --- 每個人心中都有都有一個想追隨的夢,我們在遠方設立目標,為了目標勇往直前、全力以赴,當離夢想越來越靠近時,心中也越接近踏實。 尋夢,得向內在尋望。 這系列的壓克力帆布畫創作,淵源於長時間自我對話的反射。讓我採用前羅馬帝國國王馬可·奧理略的所言「人生的幸福,取決於思想的質量。」思想的構成得歷經一次又一次的自我提問,不斷地洗刷千頭萬緒,逐漸為理想沈澱出一個模樣。 下筆繪畫的當下伴隨著思緒的過濾,我常常會聽著關於馬可·奧理略的Podcast,聽著他的哲學觀點來陪伴這段漫長而寂寞的自省,試圖從萬物眾觀的格局來了解生命,在有限的生命中淘汰多餘的雜音,聚焦自己的想望。

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

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Size:31 W x 40 H x 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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