Marcello Manca is a mixed-media portrait artist whose work fuses painting. And photography on hybrid canvases which he constructs using disparate materials. Melting brushstrokes and photographic images into one another over layers of canvas, jute, cardboard and wood, Manca erodes the divide between subject and background, between medium and support, with the ultimate goal of exploring an emotion and telling The story behind it.
Born in Milan on July 11th 1962, Manca dabbled with paints and cameras since his earliest years, and in the mid 1980s embarked on a brief career in fashion photography.
His most recent major project is Prague palindromes, a series of 120 canvases for h7 palace, a new designer hotel in the Czech capital.