Manny Cortez Art

Manny Cortez Art.My approach to painting involves improvisation, experimentation and making order out of chaos.

Instead of being confined to coloring inside the lines, I just react to previous marks; the way a jazz man might listen for the next note during an improvised solo.  Where “technique” is secondary to “feel”.  I often hear my musician friends talking about “getting out of your own way” is the only way to improvise something genuine and on the spot.  Simply acting, reacting and deeply listening to what the composition needs.  I feel the same way about expressionist painting.  I welcome mistakes and accidents because sometimes they become the most interesting part of the piece.

Manny Cortez Art

Charles Bukowski III
Mixed media on wood
18×24 inches

 

Manny Cortez Art

Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac
Mixed media on canvas
34×42 inches

 

Manny Cortez Art

The Empress
Mixed media on wood
36×36 inches

 

ATL
Acrylic on canvas
24×30 inches

 

Manny Cortez Art

Bulldog
Mixed media on wood
12×12 inches

 

Aphrodite
Mixed media on wood
30×40 inches

 

Manny Cortez Art

Bass man, space man
Mixed media on wood
18×24 inches

Frida Kahlo
Mixed media on wood
16×20 inches

 

Bukowski
Mixed media on wood
16×20 inches

Frida Kahlo IV
Mixed media on wood
18×24 inches

Manny Cortez Art

I am a mixed media artist specializing in portraits.  I use mostly acrylic and found objects in my pieces.  I’m a huge fan of Bukowski and my subjects are usually my favorite writers, artists and musicians.  I also paint animals, when requested.

http://www.mannycortez.com/

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