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Orlando Manuel

Orlando Manuel

8 fans

Barcelone (08), Spain
21 works

Orlando Manuel was born in Paris and lives in Barcelona. After studying law and political science and travelling in many countries, he finally decided to turn to writing and drawing. He has always been interested in art and his love for the details of imagery specific to Japanese culture, such as prints, contributed to his decision to take up drawing.

Orlando Manuel began this adventure as a self-taught 11 years ago. Influenced by Japan, where he has stayed many times, and by writing, his drawing can be read as line after line of work, a gentle description of the simplicity and ordinariness of everyday life. Orlando Manuel likes to draw from the photos he takes during his travels. He likes powerful or subtle lines in black ink, enhanced with watercolour to breathe life into his subjects.

He sometimes prefers the calm elegance of black and white and grey tones. But his work is always about details. His medium of choice is the paper he uses most of the time. He has an absolute love for the subtlety of his touch and the incomparable precision it allows. Orlando Manuel draws with black felt pen or Indian ink and for colour he uses the dry watercolour technique.

- Degree in International Law at the University Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris 1

- Master's degree in Political Science and Philosophy at the Denis Diderot University Paris 7

He has had small exhibitions in his neighbourhood in Barcelona, including a small, well-known art café and the hospital in his district. He sometimes paints at the request of cafés in the centre of Barcelona and last year he had the chance to illustrate a collection of short stories.

Orlando Manuel's artwork

Stèles à Kyoto
Stèles à Kyoto
$3,071
Watercolour (33 x 50 cm)
Los independentistas
Los independentistas
$1,417
Watercolour (30 x 20 cm)
Kyoto red temple
Kyoto red temple
$886
Mixed media (36 x 24 cm)
Café aux folies Belleville
Café aux folies Belleville
$1,949
Mixed media (48 x 26 cm)
The hungry samurai
The hungry samurai
$886
Watercolour (42 x 29 cm)
Temple Kumamoto
Temple Kumamoto
$236
Mixed media (11 x 18 cm)
Sake à Kobe
Sake à Kobe
$283
Ink drawing (16 x 11 cm)
Le train passe
Le train passe
$118
Ink drawing (21 x 17 cm)
Pachinko
Pachinko
$142
Ink drawing (21 x 17 cm)
Jeunes à Harajuku
Jeunes à Harajuku
$118
Ink drawing (21 x 14 cm)
Higashioji dori - Kyoto
Higashioji dori - Kyoto
$2,126
Watercolour (50 x 34 cm)
Kyoto taxi
Kyoto taxi
$2,362
Mixed media (66 x 45 cm)
Rêves de Japon
Rêves de Japon
$1,063
Watercolour (42 x 29 cm)
Tokyo architecture
Tokyo architecture
$2,185
Watercolour (42 x 29 cm)
The lost samurai
The lost samurai
$827
Watercolour (37 x 25 cm)
Kyoto shijô dori
Kyoto shijô dori
$3,071
Watercolour (58 x 45 cm)
Kyoto crossing
Kyoto crossing
$709
Watercolour (33 x 22 cm)
Beautiful tree Nara
Beautiful tree Nara
$1,063
Watercolour (39 x 27 cm)
Roma piazza di Spagna
Roma piazza di Spagna
$1,772
Watercolour (36 x 24 cm)
Kyoto main street
Kyoto main street
$1,063
Watercolour (28 x 19 cm)
Red gate kyoto
Red gate kyoto
$1,063
Watercolour (30 x 20 cm)

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