The “Naughty Little Paintings” series stems from a place of fervent desire, which has proven to be a recurring source of ample inspiration. Each fantasy encourages a written contemplation that later serves as a guide for drawings. Some fantasies are based on true events, others come from dreams but most take shape in lustful meditation.These sensual scenarios are composed of four layers of parchment paper apiece, each of which represents a different part of the imaginative story. The drawings are mostly conceived with eyes closed to incite the mind to drift off uninterrupted into its naughtiest corners.
Manuela Garcés (Cali, Colombia, 1987), emerging Colombo-Italian artist lives and works between Colombia, Italy and NY, where she creates pieces predominantly on parchment paper inspired by love and all its ramifications. From her love stories, lived or made up, written contemplations are born, gaining greater relevance and importance in her most recent work. The artist has exhibited in group-shows at the GRIMMUSEUM in Berlin (2012), has shown in varying locations in Cali, her hometown (2013-2014) and at the Center for Performance Research in New York (2014). Her solo shows, two of which took place in Cali, were presented at the Falso Olivo art space (2014) and the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (2016) whereas her most recent solo show took place in Rome at the Pastificio Cerere di San Lorenzo (2016). Manuela participated at the Barcú Art Fair in Bogotá (2015), showing an extensive series composed of 105 different pieces and most recently exhibited at the Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan (2017). Her artwork can be found in private collections in different Colombian cities, New York, Paris, London, Rome, Milan, Shanghai and Manila.
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