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M A N U E L   C A N C E L   BIO

b. 1941

Landau Contemporary at Galerie Dominion is host to a selection of works by Manuel Cancel which comprises his first solo exhibition in Canada. The acrylic-on-canvas works portray Argentina’s windswept pampas. Employing a vibrant palette of green, gold, and russet, the artist meticulously renders expansive grasslands that swell and collapse like ocean waves. The landscapes are familiar yet dreamlike, revealing their roots in magic realism. Ethereal and haunting, they attempt to portray the drama and solitude of the human response to nature. By injecting these works with a sense of melancholy and yearning, Cancel makes them both memorable and familiar.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1951, he received a BFA in Architecture and Stage Design at the University of Buenos Aires. He has been living and working in Paris since 1981.Cancel’s works have been acquired by several major Argentina collections including the Amalia Lacroze de Fortaba and Centro Cultural Recoleta collections. In addition, many of his paintings have been purchased by private collectors around the world.



Selected Solo & Group Exhibitions

2010 Fernelmont Contemporary, Chatêau de Fernelmont, Belgium

2009 Galerie Racim, Alger, Algeria

2007 Galerie Dominion, Landau Fine Art, Montreal

2007 Galerie Xavier Nicolas, Paris

2006 Lila Mitre Espacio de Arte, Buenos Aires

2005 Ateliers de Ménilmontant, Portes Ouvertes 2005, Paris, France

2005 Galerie Argentine, Ambassade Argentine a Paris, France

2001 Jay Grimm, New York, USA

1999 Prix de Diane-Hermes, Chantilly, France

1999 Galerie Argentine, Ambassade Argentine à Paris, France

1996 Art House, Buenos Aires

1995 Musée de la Mer, Biarritz

1995 Nicholas Davies, New York, USA

1997 Pace Wildenstein, emerging artists, New York, USA

1985 Palais des Arts, École des beaux-arts, Toulouse, France

1984 Art Curial, Paris, France