Issue 10.3 | Summer 2012 / Guest edited by Jonathan Beller

Manuel Vason

Websites

ManuelVason.com
ArtCollaboration.co.uk
StillMovil.com
Double-Exposures.com

Artist Statement

I see my practice as a constant battle against the impossibility of reaching “presence.”

For years I have been trying hard to bridge photography and performance, and everyday I live the illusion of having fulfilled my ambition.

In the core of my practice lies an exchange; between myself and another artist, between the work and the viewer. I see myself reflected in all the artists I have met, collaborated and fallen in love with …. Can art be a relationship?

Working with different minds and bodies allows me to discover every day something new about my own mind and body.

I’ve always wanted to be a sculptor although I’ve been using photography as my main medium.

Surface is my material.

Surface is my biggest enemy.

Maybe curiosity is eating me up inside, but so far it tastes pretty good.