MANUEL SOLANO | Iggy

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Peres Projects
MANUEL SOLANO
Iggy, 2019
Oil pastels and acrylic on canvas
Signed pencil
23 x 17 in. (unframed) 28 x 20 x 2 in. (framed)

$15,000

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Directly from the artist

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
In 2013, Manuel Solano lost their sight due to complications from an HIV-related infection. Since then, Solano has developed unique methodologies to continue an art practice which includes painting, video, and installation. The artist’s practice focuses on processes of subject-formation through self-portraiture, insisting on our shared experiences whilst drawing from their personal history. Autobiographical works are inherently vulnerable, intimate, and proximate. Solano allows us tremendous access to their experiences in exploring the shifting and flexible position of their identity. Their portraits explore the relationship that memory and the imaginary share, how sincerity and camp operate together, and how popular culture is a container for our personal self, intimate relationships, and shared histories. Recent solo presentations include the ICA, Miami curated by Alex Gartenfeld; Peres Projects, Berlin; and the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City curated by Guillermo Santamarina. Solano also participated in group exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo curated by Hugo Vitrani and Fabien Danesi, as well as The New Museum Triennial in New York, co-curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari and Alex Gartenfeld.

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