Momo - Resume

JUAN MANE CHECA- CARIBBEAN BASED PROFESSIONAL ARTIST FROM BARCELONA, SPAIN.

Fine Art Investment Value Criteria. Recognition by contemporary Art specialists of the artist s distinctive and established individual style. Originator of. the Momo Caribbean Expressionism. Self-created styles like Abstract Expressionism pigmentation on Broken Tiles and Cork, environmental elements in the process of painting, unique techniques in Modern Art.

Artwork that challenges the established notion of Art. Mane Checa has made is own path of understanding Modern Caribbean Art and pursued ABOUT His Art works are popular with galleries and tourists from everywhere around the world. Critics describe his art as a challenge of colors and rhythm, elegant caribbean expressionism, an important message of spiritual truth. It is also described as original and highly expressionist creative. Harmony, beauty and rhythm shine through. an ecological vision of aestethics in contemporary life-art. Artwork with emotional and aestethic quality backed by an institution providing complete support of the artwork in the Caribbean. The Caribbean Art Foundation provides complete and continuing support for all clients in regards to the Careful documentation of the artworks provenance. - Sole authorship of the artwork. All works are created exclusively by Mane Checa himself and are issued with a signed Certificate of Authenticity. - Consistent growth and proven increase of the value of the artwork. To date, the value increase over the seven year period has been significant.

Biography

Born in Barcelona 1962.Interested in Arts, decided to move to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to study the Caribbean Art style, Naif and Modern Art tendencies in 1986 -1988. SEVERAL SOLO EXHIBITIONS IN HOTEL & RESORTS ALL OVER THE CARIBBEAN - PERMANENT EXHIBITION IN THE CARIBBEAN ART FOUNDATION OF SAINT LUCIA - PERMANENT OPEN SHOW IN MARIGOT BAY, SAINT LUCIA, WEST INDIES - PERMANENT EXHIBITION IN MUSEU DA ARTE CONTEMPORANEA MAC BAHIA BRASIL ARTWORK STUDIOS IN; SAINT LUCIA WEST INDIES, BARCELONA SPAIN, BELEM DO PARA BRASIL. CONTRIBUTIONS TO CARIBBEAN ART: - ORIGINATOR OF MOMO CARIBBEAN EXPRESSIONISM - ORIGINATOR OF PIGMENTATION ON NATURAL MATERIALS 2004

Galeria Segundo Acto Barcelona Spain / The caribbean Art Foundation of Saint Lucia / Marigot Bay Art Gallery, Saint Lucia, West Indies 2005 Galeria CDM Barcelona Spain / Art Market Castries, Saint Lucia, West Indies / Saint James Art Show, Barbados, West Indies 2006 Galeria Segundo Acto Barcelona Spain / The Marina Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia, West Indies / Marche D´ art Fort-de-France, Martinique, French West Indies 2007 Marigot Bay Art Gallery, Saint Lucia, West Indies / Galeria CDM Barcelona, Spain / Festival de Tardor Barcelona, Spain. 2008 The caribbean Art Foundation of Saint Lucia / Marche D art Fort-de-France, Martinique, French West Indies / Art Market St.Georges, Grenada, West Indies / Festival de Tardor Barcelona, Spain 2009 The caribbean Art Foundation of Saint Lucia / Art Market Castries, Saint Lucia, West Indies / Marche D art Fort-de-France, Martinique, French West Indies / Le Marche de Marigot, Saint Martin, French West Indies 2010 ACERVO PERMANENTE MUSEU DA ARTE CONTEMPORANEA MAC BAHIA BRASIL PERMANENT EXHIBITION MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF BAHIA BRAZIL PERMANENT EXHIBITION MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF BAHIA BRAZIL The MOMO Virgin The Caribbean Sailor Galeria CDM Barcelona, Spain Galeria Segundo Acto Barcelona Spain The caribbean Art Foundation of Saint Lucia Summer Art Show, Marigot Bay, Saint Lucia, West Indies 2011 Arte espacio San Jose, Costa Rica / Galeria Segundo Acto Barcelona Spain / The Marina Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia, West Indies / The caribbean Art Foundation of Saint Lucia / Fira de Dibuix i Pintura de Girona / Ars Caribbean. Saint Lucia, West Indies.

 The portrait of the world

As a painter from the street I learned from the street. While watching men and women from all walks of life, winners or losers, stupid or smart; bitter, cool, adventurous, proud or wizened by life. I have observed life and people in New York, Barcelona, Havana or Bangkok, people with fascinating character in Mexico, Haiti, Nicaragua or Marrakech.

I have seen the best and the worst that this world has to offer. My mentor is Master “Corvus”. He did not teach me anything about techniques or methods, all he nurtured in me is an understanding of the rhythm of painting. “Paint, break, paint break, yellow green, paint break”, like making music. I have never forgotten his guidance.
For a painter, painting is a mental state, "a state of mind." A painter thinks about a piece even when he is not actually painting it. He becomes absorbed by his work. Being a painter carries both the poison and the sweet burden of total dedication and commitment.

Thoughts of a painter

The beginning of a good painting is a good drawing. A painting without a good drawing as a foundation will lack strength, personality and direction.

But who is to say “what is a good drawing”? A good question, but that is for another day.
Everybody asks “What is art?” and if I knew the answer to that I would keep it to myself. Though I have a few personal thoughts: Art is something you feel, something abstract, as opposed to something physical. It is emotional and not something tangible.

Any creative profession or activity done to perfection can be considered superior to any mediocre artist. For example a skilled stone artisan can impress more than an uninspiring sculptor. Modern Art today thrives in an atmosphere of freedom of expression unthinkable as recently as the early twentieth century. Surrealism was born as a well-defined style but has now developed into genre such as Expressionism, Figuration, Abstraction and other up and coming derivations. I am not a painter of Vanguard Art.

My work is contemporary, in the strict sense of the word, a painter of my time. I am an expressionist painter who feels comfortable with ethnic touches of surrealism.

What I am trying to do after many years of life in the tropics is to create my version of expressionism with colour, softness, and tropical rhythm. Expressionist or surrealist drawing is by nature subjective perspective and the ensuing painting does not follow any law of colour.

EXHIBITIONS

  • 2012
    • CCBEU - Centro Cultural Brasil Estados Unidos
  • 2013
    • MHEP - Museo do Estado do Pará - Brazil
  • 2014
    • Dalmau Studio - São Paulo - Brasil