This is what Manrique says about himself…..
A brief introduction to myself. Originally from Venezuela, I pursued my studies at Gristobal Roja Art School in Caracas when I was 17 years old. Following that, I had an amazing experience furthering my knowledge of art by working in studios with three artists – Régulo Perez, Carlos Cruz Diez, and Luis Gevara Moreno. Among my various projects, one particularly exciting opportunity was to travel with an interesting group of artists directed by Jacobo Borges to present “Vision of Venezuela” in Peru, three months before moving to Europe in 1977. It was during my journey through Italy, Great Britain, Belgium, Norway, and Austria that I found my creative inspiration in the city of Cologne, Germany, when I was 26 years old. I continued my studies in graphic design at the Cologne Art School, under the guidance of Professor Pravoslov Sovak, and completed my degree. My art combines influences from African and Latin American cultures, along with cultural influences from Germany, where I have resided for over 30 years.
I would like to express my gratitude to Germany and its people for giving me the opportunity to further develop myself in the field of art.
It is my honor to present my artwork to you, and I hope you enjoy them. Thank you for taking the time to view my works.
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