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Anika Manuel

Chelsea College of Art And Design (BA Fine Art , 2011)

Anika Manuel is a portrait and figurative painter living and working in Cornwall, specialising in portraying the female image. Working predominantly from found imagery of stylised women, Anika re-presents these images, often against bright patterned backgrounds, and forces the viewer to spend a bit more time looking at an image which might often be overlooked. The photograph and it's subsequent translation into painting is what excites Anika, by recycling the original image she imbues them with a different meaning, and champions the sometimes undervalued.

The fast drying acrylic medium lends itself to the vibrant and instantaneous nature of her process. As in the imagery Anika uses, often from fashion editorials where the seasons move quickly, she paints to reflect this, never spending too long on the process but creating artworks that last. Her style is realistic, depicting the human figure somewhat traditionally but with a contemporary edge.

Since graduating from the internationally renowned Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2011 with a First Class honors degree in Fine Art, Anika has had her work exhibited in numerous exhibitions and art fairs in the UK and was one of 12 artists chosen to take part in 20:12, an exhibition celebrating the Olympic games in which she was commissioned to paint a Team GB athlete. A highlight of her career was her first Solo show entitled “Dejavunik” which was held in the crypt of the acclaimed Mariners gallery in the beautiful location of St Ives and more recently, her residency with the Bankside Hotel which featured portraits of musicians writing about Isolation. She has worked on commissions with clients all over the world and has recently been requested by St Ermin's Hotel to paint the Queen.

Her work has been featured in respected publications such as The Independent, The Evening Standard and Heat Magazine to name a few. They have also featured on programmes including Grand Designs, The Only Way is Essex and on an upcoming Amazon prime series. Anika was honoured to be named as one of DegreeArt's 20 artists to own in 2022, giving her work a real boost and her busiest year yet.

Anika continues to exhibit internationally while working on private commissions, as well as any exciting new images she happens upon.

59.4 × 42 × 0.1 cm
  • £450.00
40 × 40 × 2 cm
  • £585.00
40 × 40 × 2 cm
  • £585.00
40 × 40 × 2 cm
  • £585.00
40 × 40 × 2 cm
  • £585.00
66 × 45 × 2 cm
  • £625.00
90 × 65 × 4 cm
  • £1,100.00
34 × 34 × 4 cm
  • £225.00
73 × 58 × 2 cm
  • £925.00
50 × 40 × 2 cm
  • £750.00
50 × 40 × 2 cm
  • £750.00
50 × 40 × 2 cm
  • £750.00
50 × 40 × 2 cm
  • £750.00
50 × 40 × 1.5 cm
  • £750.00
50 × 40 × 1.5 cm
  • £750.00
50 × 40 × 1.5 cm
  • £750.00

Exhibitions

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Affordable Art Fair Battersea London Thu, 10/15/2015 to Tue, 10/20/2015
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead London Thu, 06/13/2013 to Sun, 06/16/2013
Aviva Investors Manchester Art Fair Manchester Mon, 10/15/2018 to Sun, 10/21/2018
BRUSSELS AFFORDABLE ART FAIR Brussels Fri, 02/17/2017 to Mon, 02/20/2017
Curated Launch Exhibition London Wed, 01/23/2019 to Wed, 01/30/2019
Dejavunik St Ives Wed, 11/12/2014 to Thu, 11/27/2014
Infinity Rooms 2020 London Thu, 04/02/2020 to Thu, 12/31/2020
Infinity Rooms 2020 London Thu, 04/02/2020 to Thu, 12/31/2020
Lizard Art Cooperative Spring Fair Cornwall Sun, 03/25/2018 to Sat, 03/31/2018
Portrait 16 London Thu, 07/14/2016 to Thu, 09/08/2016
Stroke Art Fair 2016 Munich Wed, 05/04/2016 to Sun, 05/08/2016

Awards

GA/Clyde&Co Student Award. The Muse Gallery AIR Award.

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