Piece description from the artist
I draw my inspiration from geometry, diagrams, scientific drawings, cartoons, and organic forms; Turning them into simplified, decorative and sometimes awkward structures. I play with lines, colors, shapes and patterns to create a seemingly orderly composition that simultaneously possesses a sense of playfulness and looseness. The patterns create a sensation of symmetry where shaky dots, lines and solid chunky shapes oddly harmonize with each other. In Confining Refuge, alternating contrasting colors create a visually eye catching portrait of a centralized abstract shape.
Manoela Madera was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She earned her B.F.A from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. Manoela uses bold shapes and energizing color to create vibrant visual experiences. Her pieces represent gateways to transport the viewer beyond the every day. Manoela currently lives and works in Charlotte, North Carolina.