Piece description from the artist
Manna (Hebrew: מָן mān, Greek: μάννα; Arabic: اَلْمَنُّ), sometimes or archaically spelled mana is, according to the Bible, an edible substance which God provided for the Israelites during their travels in the desert during the 40-year period following the Exodus and prior to the conquest of Canaan. It is also mentioned in the Quran three times.
Madrid based artist Nuno Paixão was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1985.
After completing his degree in Fine Arts – Painting, and starting to exhibit in 2008, Nuno departure to Leipzig, Germany to pursue further specialization in painting history and techniques, with great interest in the "european masters". Returned to Lisbon to complete a Master´s degree in Painting in 2017.
Now living and working in Madrid, Nuno´s work explores the space between abstraction and figurative, between history and the quotidian reality to create an excuse to paint and let the material transform into matter.
In an age of technological innovation, when the competitive flux of production
has taken the place of the physical expression of one's inner universe and imaginary,
and after it's obituary has been declared innumerous times over the last 150 years,
painting presents itself as an act of resistance. A melancholic resistance that mirrors
several times and spaces, between past and present, yet mostly, the extent of an utopian
time and space: the inner time and space of its author.
What room is there in the world for mystery? What language is there for a logic
and wisdom that is not binary? Can we go beyond the argument? What other
relationship can you have with the world besides dominance? Listening to the truth of
being is the silent response to a being's calling. This silent response is found in painting.