Gallery

Welcome to Sand Man Mexico’s own online Art Gallery. Here you will find most of his creations with brief explanations or descriptions for each piece.

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“Woman of God” – 2015
Black, white, beige, red and green sand from the Sea of Cortes and pyrite on canvas.
14″ X 18″
Painting participating in the collective exhibition “The Virgin of Guadalupe” at the Galerie Métanöia in Paris, France (December 11th 2015)
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“What he saw” – 2015
Black, white and beige sand from the Sea of Cortes and white sand from Florida on canvas
9″ X 6″
Miniature painting entered into the international exhibition and contest “Un seul grain du riz” on its third edition at the Galerie Métanöia, Paris, France

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“Gloria” – 2015
Black and white sand from the Sea of Cortes and pyrite on canvas
24″ X 36″

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“Amazing beauty” – 2015
Black and white sand from the Sea of Cortes on canvas
24″ X 24″
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“Emerald eyes” – 2015
Beige, black, white, pink sand from the Sea of Cortes, copper ore sand, purple sand from Pfiffer Beach, CA and pyrite on canvas
48″ x 36″
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“Dancing shadows” – 2014
Beige and black sand and acrylic on canvas
48″ x 36″
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“Fragile beauty” – 2014
Natural turquoise, lapizlasuli, copper ore, beige, black & white sand on canvas
45″ x 30″
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“Night dance” – 2014
Black & white sand on canvas
24″ x  36″
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“Fragile opposites” – 2014
Blue sand (lapizlasuli), green sand (copper ore), turquoise sand (turquoise), black & white sand on canvas
8 3/4″ x 6 1/4″
Miniature painting entered into the international contest and collective exhibition “un single grain du riz” organized by the Galerie Métanöia in Paris, France in its second edition. image
“Reflections of Peñasco” – 2014
Black & white sand on canvas
5″ x  5″
Miniature painting created to participate in the collective exhibition “Mi Peñasquito” organized by the City Hall in July 2014

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“María Dolores” – 2014
Black and white sand on Fredrix
14″ x 18″

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“Inspired” – 2014
Beige, black & white sand on Fredrix
14″ x 18″

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“The 60’s III” – 2014
Beige, red, black & white sand on canvas
10″ x 20″

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“The 60’s – I” – 2013
Beige, green, black & white sand and turquoise on canvas
12″ x 12″

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“The 60’s – II” – 2013
Beige, green, black & white sand and turquoise on canvas
12″ x 12″

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“Just a single grain of sand” – 2013

Nine different colors of natural sand and pyrite on canvas

36″ x 36″

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“Reflections II” – 2013
Black, white, red & beige sand on canvas
48″ x 48″
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“My mountain” – 2013
Black & white sand and pyrite on canvas
24″ x 36″
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“Just a couple grains of sand” – 2013
Nine different colors of natural sand on canvas
8.66″ x 6.23″
Artwork entered into the international contest “un seul grain du riz” 2013 in Paris, France.

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“Reflexion I” – 2013

Black, white, beige & red sand on canvas

48″ x 48″

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“The rim” – 2013

Black & white sand on canvas

36″ x 24″

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“Abscondita” – 2013

12″ x 16″

Black, white and purple sand on canvas

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Untitled – triptych – 2013

Black, white, red and beige sand and sea urchins on canvas

30″ x 45″

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“Rusted” – 2013

Beige, black, white, red sand, rust and sea urchins on canvas

24″ x 24″

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“Profound II” – 2013

Black, white, beige and red sand on canvas

48″ x 48″

Winner of the 2nd 2013 ArtSlant Showcase in the Mix-media category

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“Alejandra” – 2013

black &white sand on canvas

24″ x 36″

This painting is an award winner of the 1st 2013 ArtSlant Showcase in the Mix-media category

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“Baja” – 2012

Black, white,beige, red, purple & turquoise sand on canvas

20″ x 60″

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“Profound I” – 2012

black, white, beige & red sand on canvas

48″ x 48″

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“Untitled” – Tryptic with three sands – 2012

Black, white, beige sand & sand dollars over canvas

42″ x 36″

The contrasting colors found on Mondrian’s paintings inspired this piece where plain solid colors change from one to another.

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“Legs”  –  2010

Sand on canvas and sand dollars

20″ x 10″

This piece is perhaps an inspiration emanated from Picasso’s cubism influence. It shows an interracial integration.

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“Out of Limits”  –  2010 – (1st 2011 ArtSlant Showcase winner) http://www.artslant.com/ew/artists/show/200070-manuel-m-pea?tab=AWARDS

Sand on canvas and sand dollars

20″ x 10″

The idea of two lines converging in a space out of the canvas is what inspired this artwork. This is the reflection of the sense of continuity and abrupt turn of events in life.

It was entered into ArtSlant’s 2011 contest and became one of the 1st 2011 Showcase winners.

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His first work…

“Bamboo”  –  2010

Sand on canvas and sand dollars

20″ x 10″

During his childhood there were lots of  bamboo plants in the park where he played and climbed its branches. Those scenes as the branches cross each other inspired this his first painting.

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“Cross roads” – Triptic – 2011

Beige, black & white sand & sand dollars over canvas

20″ x 30″

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“Libratum” – 2011

Black and white sand on canvas & sand dollars

32″ x 48″

Equilibrium in Latin this painting is the compendium of the balance of forces and experiences in life. Simple, equidistant, physically equal, visually different.

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“Morua”  –  2010

Acrylic, sand on canvas and sand dollars

20″ x 10″

For the first time and following a request, Manuel applied color to one of his paintings. This piece was inspired by the views of the Morua estuary in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico as the water starts to come in at high tide.

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“Morua calm” – 2011

Acrylic, sand dollars, black, red, white & regular sand on canvas on a wood beam

60″ x 12″

This painting was created with the idea in mind of transmiting calm, the calm which reigns in the estuary when the water stops when the tides shift.

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“Sky sea & sand” – 2011

Sand and acrylic and sand dollars over canvas

21″ x 56″

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“Red Morua” – 2011

Regular sand, black, white & red sand, acrylic and sand dollars over canvas

21″ x 56″

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“Blue sky over Morua” – 2011

Regular sand, red, black & white sand, acrylic and sand dollars over canvas

8″ x 46″

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“Morua still” – 2010

Acrylic and sand on canvas & sand dollars

20″ x 30″

This triptic is a representation of the Morua estuary right when the tide stops and there is calm on the water.

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“Morua in motion” – 2010

Acrylic, sand on canvas and sand dollars

20″ x 55″

The estuary at high tide inspired this piece. The speed of the water as it rushes into the empty estuary is depicted with a few strokes on the canvas.

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“Diva” – 2011

Black sand & white sand and sand dollars over canvas

36″ x 36″

$1,150 USD

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“The greatest one” – 2011

Black & white sand on canvas and sand dollars

12″ x 12″

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“King Fahd” – 2011

Beige, black & white sand & sand dollars over canvas

12″ x 12″

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“The Sonoran” – 2012

Black, grey, beige, white and red sand & sand dollars over canvas

36″ x 48″

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“There’s light at the end of the tunnel”  –  2010

Sand on canvas and sand dollars

20″ x 10″

An old and abandoned tunnel in Durango was the inspiration of this piece. A one kilometer long walk in the dark with only a small bright dot at the end of that endless tunnel. A cherished experience with life long friends of his youth.

The corner stone, symbol of the heritage  and legacy left by the Romans, centered, key, holder of a delicate equilibrium.

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“Dana’s craving” – 2010

Regular sand, black and white sand over canvas and sand dollars

13″ x 13″

A beach goer inspired this piece with a simple request. The balance of the three colors of sand made this work turn out to be one with possible multiple interpretations.

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“Sleeping giants” – 2011

Black & white sand & sand dollars over canvas

26″ x 26″

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“The one that past through Sonora” – 2012

Black and white sand & sand dollars over canvas

36″ x 24″

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An amateur fisherman, during one of his fishing trips to the Morua estuary, on his way back he realized he was casting a shadow…at night. The walk, barefoot, over the wet sand, that same sand which is full of black sand and the image of the full moon immediatelly inspired his next two pieces, “October” and “Darkness”

The profound black sky sparkled with stars that can be seen around the estuary where no artificial light dulls its beauty set the stage for the piece below. Black sand’s absolute black color is like a piece of the sky stollen and pasted on the canvas. The abundant minerals and crystals found in black sand resembles the stars in the sky when the sand is stroke by day light.

“October”  –  2010

Black sand and white sand on canvas & sand dollars

20″ x 10″

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“Darkness”  –  2010

Black sand and white sand on cardboard

8″ x 5 1/2 ”

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2 responses

11 02 2011
Michelle

Excelente Manu,

Todos tus trabajos son impecables! Particularmente me atraen los de la luna. Los considero bellisimos. Felicidades!

Keep up the good work

2 11 2013
Richard Chamberlain

Nice work I will pass on this link to friends and family

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