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Kent Manske

Redwood City, California USA
kent@preneo.com
"isms, otics & ologies": a portfolio of prints
19.5" x 14" x 1.5"

Artist Statement: Introspection drives my need to create. Processing thoughts, ideas, and observations is the nature of my studio activity. Through the creation of images and objects, I explore my being and belongingness. This investigation helps me access my own truths and facilitates my understanding of the world in a broader context.

I am an imagemaker who creates visual symbols as instruments to understand and communicate feelings and perceptions. The works function as conscious maps, providing visual routes for interpreting ideas and making meaning. Each mark metaphorically documents an experience, comments on a situation, or reveals a process of thinking.

Printmaking processes (traditional and digital) serve the conceptual development of my images and satisfy my passion for working with materials. Completed works are realized as fine art prints, artists' books, and objects. As form, the book provides order, structure, and sequence for communication and exchange. I use the efficiency of the codex for its fixed sequence and boundedness, and the boxed portfolio for its characteristics of containment and embodiment. Within these conceptual spaces, relationships emerge, narrative evolves, and meaning manifests.

"Isms, Otics & Ologies" is a boxed portfolio of 12 digital prints. Individual prints are signed and numbered in an edition of 28.

Media: Epson 2000P, Epson Archival Ink, Somerset Velvet 225 gsm.
"isms, otics & ologies": a portfolio of prints
19.5" x 14" x 1.5"