The world will and has always felt empowered to judge one by an individual’s style, persona etc. but what if we never wear our style 24×7. Will the world still recognize us from the rest?
Well Manuela Mendonca Gomes, an Indian artist better known with her instagram handle @manuelarrrtista says yes the world will. Because she chose to represent her physical and emotional beauty through her paintings, something that defines her persona best. Clothes, makeup, gadgets don’t define you best, it’s what you truly are when showcased will grab the eyeballs of the world.
Here’s featuring Manuela Mendonça Gomes @manuelarrrtista, let’s have a look at her way of portraying her life best i.e. through her artworks.
#The Holy Cube Cow
The holy cow the cubist way, as stylish as it could get eh 😉
#Because Colour Palette matters
No culture is complete without detailing its different art forms. From deciding the palette of this beautiful dance form carefully, to deciding the warmth in the background she has worked on it all.
#The uncommon truck rear
We come across trucks on roads every day, but have you noticed the splurge of colours in their decorations? Here the artist has used motifs in her painting that describe the exotic culture of India.
#The Fonatainhas House
An outdoor sketch that the artist rendered with water colours. The painting depicts the beautiful architecture of Goa that inspires many artists.
#My Work Station
Showing us a sneak peak of her studio through her colours and minute detailing.
#Do you eat with your eyes
We were wowed by the artist’s thought behind this quirky painting. About how we eat with our eyes which leaves us wanting and craving for more of what we already have.
#Brother of mine
A portrait of her brother, where she uses subtle colours to make it appear like a story to the world.
#Social Media bordered
In this painting, the artist shows herself surrounded by the constant distraction that a phone causes. It’s the social media borders that we are accustomed to these days, isn’t it?
About the artist – Manuela Mendonca Gomes
From dreaming of being a tennis player at a tender age to now choosing a talent that came to her naturally and always kept her in the happiest state of mind – painting; it’s been one artistic travel towards making her passion her profession.
“They say small things turn into big things.”
But we often underestimate the influence of the little things in life, but Manuela realized that the happiness she got while painting small objects like her brother’s guitar, her bicycle was her calling to know what she wanted from life. In spite of not being able to clear the entrance exam of Delhi College of Art, she joined for art classes in the evening while pursuing her B.A in Spanish and sociology. She decided to give another art college a try, Goa College of Art and this time she cleared the entrance examination and took admission in the four year art related course. She later joined Studio Zaki in Goa after the completion of her course and worked there for two odd years.
Surrealists, artists like Salvador Dali, Max Ernst and Rene Margaritte have inspired her during her college days and currently it’s the Indian Culture that is her source of inspiration and can be seen depicted in most of her recent works.
“She says her motivation is to keep creating beautiful work that appeals to the senses of the viewers.”
The UncommonBox team wishes Manuela an artistic much life ahead and also urges individuals out there to hold on to the small things that keep you happy in life and make them the big things you always dreamt it to be.
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