Latin American Contemporary Art (LaCa) Projects is pleased to present Mar de Mares, an exhibition by Argentinean artist Leandro Manzo. A talented figurative expressionist painter, Manzo offers a dynamic perspective evocative of LaCa’s belief in art’s ability to articulate universal experiences among diverse cultures.
Mar de Mares, Leandro Manzo’s second solo exhibition at LaCa Projects, will include works from his monochrome series, which Manzo considers the backbone of his ouevre, as well as a new series of watercolors which he created based on his recent sailings from the Pacific to the Atlantic Oceans and through the Panama Canal. This range of genres is testament to Manzo’s versatility as a figurative expressionist. He exposes the unique and essential perfection that exists in every object, working above reason to reveal the beautiful unity and order that lies beyond the physical.
Manzo’s paintings reflect his general belief in the interminable nature of discovery. Along this philosophical trajectory, he dismisses all previous encounters and reproductions of a subject in order to deliver a uniquely new representation each time. Leandro Manzo (b. 1969, Argentina) began his artistic career at a remarkably young age due to his natural creative proclivities. Manzo’s first exhibition, a group show at the Museo de Artes Visuales de Quilmes, took place when he was just thirteen. In the years that followed, Manzo studied with Martínez Howard, alumnus of renowned Hungarian artist Lajos Szalay, as well as Leopoldo Presas, among other influential Argentinian artists of his time. As a result of his continued growth and production, Manzo has amassed more than twenty solo and fifty group exhibitions internationally. In 2005 he was awarded Exceptional Aptitude in the Field of Fine Arts facilitating his permanent residency in the United States, and in 2015 he received Charlotte’s Best of the Best awards for artist and art exhibition.