"Who am I?
If this once I were to rely on a proverb, then perhaps everything would amount to knowing whom I "haunt."

Andre Breton


| Statement | Portfolio | 'Ken-Tah-Ten' | The Barn

My paintings are landscapes for the viewer to enter and explore, decoding the meanings behind combinations of clippings and colors, challenging them to understand the association between juxtaposed elements and phrases. I am motivated by the challenge of defining areas of vast space, and the struggle to express my most inner thoughts and ideas to the viewer.

My work is presented to you as a documentation of my attempts to express myself and my attitude, my joy and appreciation, my relationship to the past and others, and my purpose.

“V. Mann is one of the artistic visionaries of my generation. His worldview is conflicted in a self-effacing way; he is aware of our troubles, and wishes to do more than observe, but isn't necessarily idealistic enough to commit to the causes of the Twitter people...so he draws up fences around what is his, and looks outward, a documentarian who spurns the newsfeed in favor of old news clippings, using the shapes of found scraps of linoleum and elderly farming implements to describe a rusted America: a culture of fertile rot, hopeful in its decay, optimistic in entropy.”

David S. Lewis, Editor, (614) Magazine


EXHIBITIONS

BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Greenwich House Gallery, O'Bryonville, Ohio
Chapman Friedman Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky
Synthetica, Cincinnati, Ohio
El Ojito Springs, Tucson, Arizona
Art Access, Columbus, Ohio
The Marx Gallery, Covington, Kentucky
The Schumacher Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, New York
Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Franklin Square Gallery, Southport, North Carolina

COMMISSIONS & COLLECTIONS

Love and Other Drugs, Edward Zwick Film
Nancy “Nana” Lampton, Collection
Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Television Series
Tracie McGarity Interiors, Commission
EMH&T, Collection
Ivonne Lie, Indonesia, Collection

REPRESENTATION

 

Nicole Capozzi - BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


| Statement | Portfolio | 'Ken-Tah-Ten' | The Barn

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