Biography – Trayectoria

9 01 2011

Born in Monterrey, Mexico Manuel M. Peña began at an early age with the practice of art. The solid, intense colors were his personal signature as opposed to the washed or pastel colors. During his childhood he began to show a great degree of attention to detail. His first works covered oil painting, water colors, collage and wood carving. He has always had a fascination for the raw materials that nature provides.

After 6 years living in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, in 2009 he discovered black sand and that inspired him to create his most recent works, playing with the contrasts the different colors of sand from the Sea of Cortes provide.

His works with sand, mainly abstracts, show his fascination for contrasts and details. In all of them he is seeking to keep a permanent equilibrium which will generate strong feelings and sensations on the viewer.

The sand dollar (Clypeasteroida), always present on most of his paintings has become his personal seal.

To contact him:

sandmanmexico@gmail.com or by phone at 480 463 3192 cell phone at (+52)(1) 638  380  5179

Originario de Monterrey, Mexico, Manuel M. Peña inicio a temprana edad en la practica del arte. Los colores solidos e intensos fueron su sello personal en oposicion a los colores esfumados o pastel. Durante su infancia comenzo a mostrar un alto nivel de atencion a los detalles. Sus primeros trabajos incluyeron pintura al oleo, acuarela, collage y tallado en madera. Siempre ha tenido una gran fascinacion por los materiales que brinda la naturaleza.

Despues de 6 años viviendo en Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, en el 2009 descubrio la arena negra y ello lo inspiro para crear sus mas recientes obras, jugando con los contrastes que proveen los diferentes colores de arena que es posible encontrar en las playas del Mar de Cortez.

Sus trabajos con arena, principalmente abstractos, muestran su fascinacion por los contrastes y los detalles. En todos ellos busca mantener un permanente equilibrio que genere fuertes sentimientos y sensaciones en el espectador.

Los erizos (Clypeasteroida), siempre presentes en la mayoria de sus obras, se han convertido en su sello personal.

Para contactarlo:

sandmanmexico@gmail.com o por telefono al 480 463 3192 desde los EUA o al celular (045) 638 380 5179

His works have been acquired to decorate upscale residences and businesses. To see those locations click on the following links below:

Sus trabajos han sido adquiridos para decorar elegantes residencias y negocios. Para ver tales ubicaciones haga click en las siguientes ligas:

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