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Manuel M. Peña

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Fragile beauty II, 2016 Black and White Sand and Turquoise on Canvas 48" X 48"
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Emerald eyes, 2015 Black, White, Beige, Pink and Green Sand From the Sea of Cortes, Copper Ore Sand, Purple Sand From Pfeiffer Beach, CA and Pyrite on Canvas 48" X 36"
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Night sail, 2016 Black and White Sand on Canvas 11" X 14"
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Calm, 2016 Black and White Sand on Canvas 11" X 14"
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Amanda, 2016 Black and White Sand on Canvas 11" X 14"
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Buddha, 2016 Sand on Canvas 24" X 36"
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302, 2015 Sand on Canvas 14" X 24"
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Woman of God, 2015 Black, White, Beige, Green and Red Sand From the Sea of Cortes and Pyrite on Canvas 14" X 18"
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The 60's - I, 2013 Beige, Green, Black & White Sand and Turquoise on Canvas 12" X 12"
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The 60's - II , 2013 Beige, Green, Black & White Sand and Turquoise on Canvas 12" X 12"
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The 60's III, 2014 Red, White, Beige & Back Sand on Canvas 10" X 20"
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The 60's IV, 2015 Sand on Canvas 36" X 36"
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Night dance, 2014 Black & White Sand on Canvas 24" X 36"
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Alejandra, 2013 Black & White Sand on Canvas 24" X 36"
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Just a grain of sand, 2013 Nine Different Colors of Sand on Canvas 36" X 36"
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Just a couple grains of sand, 2013 Green, Beige, Red, Turquoise, White, Pink, Dark Red, Purple and Black Sand on Canvas 8.66" X 6.29"
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My mountain, 2013 Black and White Sand and Pyrite on Canvas 24" X 36"
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Out of limits, 2010 Sand on Canvas 20" X 10"
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Rusted, 2013 Red, Scarlet, Beige, White, Black Sand and Rust on Canvas 24
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Abscondita, 2013 Black, White and Purple Sand on Canvas 12" X 16"
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Reflexion I, 2013 Black, White, Red & Beige Sand on Canvas 48" X 48"
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Reflections II, 2013 Black, White, Red & Beige Sand on Canvas 48" X 48"
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Untitled - Triptic, 2013 Black, White, Beige & Red Sand on Canvas 45" X 30"
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Untitled, 2012 Black, White & Beige Sand and Sand Dollars on Canvas 42" X 36"
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Naked sand, 2012 Black & White Sand on Canvas 9" X 12"
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Naked sand II, 2012 Black & White Sand on Canvas 14" X 11"
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Naked sand III, 2012 Black & White Sand on Canvas 16" X 24"
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Naked Sand IV, 2013 Black and White Sand on Canvas 48" X 20"
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Naked sand V, 2014 Black &white Sand on Canvas 24" X 36"
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The rim, 2013 Black & White Sand on Canvas 24' X 36"
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Baja, 2012 Sand Over Canvas 28" X 60"
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Profound, 2012 Black, White, Beige & Red Sand on Canvas 48" X 48"
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Profound II, 2013 Black, White, Beige & Red Sand on Canvas 48"x 48"
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Morua in motion, 2010 Acrylic and Sand on Canvas and Sand Dollars 20" X 55"
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Blue sky over Morua, 2011 Regular Sand, Red, Black & White Sand, Acrylic and Sand Dollars Over Canvas 8" X 46"
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Red Morua, 2011 Regular Sand, Red, Black & White Sand, Acrylic and Sand Dollars on Canvas 56" X 21"
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The one that past through Sonora, 2012 Black & White Snad and Sand Dollars on Canvas 36" X 24"
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The Sonoran, 2012 Black, Grey, Beige, Red & White Sand and Sand Dollars on Canvas 36" X 48"
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Frida in sand, 2012 Beige, Black & White Sand on Canvas 24" X 36"
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The Sonoran, 2012 Sand on Canvas 36" X 48"
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Frida in Sand, 2012 Black, Beige & White Sand on Canvas 24" X 36"
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María Dolores, 2014 Black & White Sand on Fredrix 14" X 18"
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Reflections of Peñasco, 2014 Black & White Sand on Canvas 6" X 6" X 1.5" Inches
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Gloria, 2015 Black and White Sand on Canvas 24" X 36"
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Fragile opposites, 2014 Natural Turquoise, Lapizlasuli, Copper Ore, Black & White Sand on Canvas 8.5" X 6.5" X 1.5" Inches
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Fragile beauty, 2014 Natural Turquoise, Lapizlasuli, Copper Ore, Beige, Black & White Sand on Canvas 30" X 45" X 2" Inches
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Dancing shadows, 2015 Beige and Black Sand and Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 36"
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Amazing beauty, 2015 Black and White Sand on Canvas 24" X 24"
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"What he saw", 2015 Natural Sand on Canvas 22 Cm X 16 Cm
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Sunset , 2016 Red, White, Beige and Turquoise Sand on Canvas 42" X 36"
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Monterrey, Mexico
Birth year
1962
Lives in
Puerto Peñasco, Mexico
Works in
Puerto Peñasco, Mexico
Schools
Purdy R-2 High School - Purdy MO, 1979, Diploma
ITESM - Monterrey Mexico, 1985, Major in Business Administration
IAE - Buenos Aires Argentina, 1998, MBA
Representing galleries
Rocky Point Gallery
Tags
Black sand painting painting, Sand from the Sea of Cortes, Sand paintings abstract, mixed-media, abstract, figurative
Statement

Born in Monterrey, Mexico I began at an early age with the practice of art. The solid, intense colors were my personal signature as opposed to the washed or pastel colors. During my childhood I began to show a great degree of attention to detail. My first works covered oil painting, water colors, collage and wood carving. I have always had a fascination for the raw materials that nature provides.

Restless is the word that best describes me. Creator, inventor, holder of a vivid imagination. To me it is more about black and white, high or low, strong contrasts. That is reflected on my art works. Lover and admirer of the outdoors and nature, that is where I find my materials and my inspiration.

Starting with one fine grain of sand, placing them together by the thousands, creating images, forms, feelings that is what sand painting represents to me

After 6 years living in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, in 2009 I discovered black sand and that inspired me to create my most recent works, playing with the contrasts the different colors of sand from the Sea of Cortes provide.

During my childhood I was impressed with the ancient art of sand painting of the Navajo Nation. Like them, I have created my own sand of different colors using colored rocks found around the region of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora and neighboring Arizona.

My works with sand, mainly abstracts, show my fascination for contrasts and details. In all of them I am seeking to keep a permanent equilibrium which will generate strong feelings and sensations on the viewer.

The sand dollar (Clypeasteroida), present on some of my paintings has become my personal seal.

I have participated in individual and collective exhibitions in Sonora, Mexico, Arizona and Paris, France.

My artworks have been acquired to decorate million dollar residences in Mexico, Arizona and Argentina..

Recent notes on my presentations are the following:

http://www.infocajeme.com/noticias.php?id=17352
http://defrente.com.mx/2012/02/manuel-martinez-conquista-el-faot-2012/

http://notipenascoelcuartopoder.com/por-ti-penasco-programa-para-festejar-el-aniversario-de-puerto-penasco-jrch/