Wanderlust (Getting Lost)
Born in Faro Portugal, Manuela (Manny) Martins-Karman is a contemporary visual artist in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada.
Manny’s paintings are layered bursts of energy that record experience. She gets physical with broad uninhibited gestures resulting in a purely emotional response. Manny creates art that holds and dominates the room through color, form, and line. Using large brushes, rollers, dripping or even throwing paint she creates intersections of emotions and thoughts that invites viewers to become part of the process.
Working primarily in acrylic, Manny loves to switch it up with water colour, mixed media, and drawing. She is an active artist with original paintings held in private and corporate collections in Canada and internationally.
“Abstraction is a world that depicts an artist’s imagination. I want to live in that world and learn the language.”
Her exhibit, Wanderlust (Getting Lost) explores the urge “to get up and go” That irresistible and overwhelming feeling to hit the road, join nature, or just get lost – all in the simple pursuit of amusement, fun or pleasure. This is wanderlust.
Gathering inspiration from a recent road trip across Canada and the United States, Manny Martins-Karman, a Portuguese-born artist living and working in Winnipeg, uses the simplest form of visual language to describe her own wanderlust experience. Her new series of paintings is an abstract representation of what wanderlust feels and looks like. With her masterful use of shapes, brush strokes and colour, she gently encourages you to get lost in the work and take part in the journey with her.
Kick up highway dust to explore and enjoy Wanderlust (Getting Lost).