I am a Berlin based Australian artist who was born in South Africa. As an immigrant the notion of "belonging" has always been at the forefront for me. Using realism as a jumping off point, my work heads towards the abstract with messy, emotional and sometimes violent clashes of colour. I use renderings of the ego and alter ego to express lust, longing, loneliness and feelings of displacement. My work also in some cases references other artists. My practice extends across the fields of Visual Arts, Video Art and Virtual Reality. In all these areas I strive to use vivid aesthetic configurations to create an emotional connection with you.

© Maneka 2020