Mana has created a three dimensional technique in his resin art that is truly one-of-kind.

The magic began with his decision to experiment with resin as a medium. The results have been nothing less than spectacular.


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Michael “Mana”res is a represented self taught artist based in San Diego, CA. You can say that Mana has been a recognized artist since the age of 5, when his art painting was so excellent that his teacher was thrilled to share this masterpiece with the rest of the school.

As, any artist can attest, art can be a lonely place where it's tough to make a living. Mana figured this out early on and reluctantly shelved his artistic endeavors to focus on a more stable career in engineering. But art was always on his mind, thanks in part to his creative talent which came in handy finding unique solutions to sticky problems. 

When came the opportunity to move from the east coast to southern California, where so much creative talent resides, Mana knew it was time to trade in his engineering skills for a full time artist's smock and unleash all those creative juices that had been quiescent for so long. His first commercial foray into the artistic world combined his natural talents with his engineering skills, fashioning innovative pieces using resin and exotic wood. He became ever more excited about the range of possibilities resin presented. 


Constantly innovating, testing, and combining his creative genius with his analytical skills has led to works such that all who view them quickly run out of superlatives. Mana re-imagines images into three dimensional pieces of art using multiple layers of resin, paint, ink, dye, and pigment to create a completely unique effect. Mana's work is all about depth and contrasts: fluidity and stability, 2D and 3D, abstraction and reality. His artwork manipulates our visual reality- appearing flat at one moment and bursting into space the next. The variety of textures doesn't just add many dimensions to the more traditional 2D approaches, it puts a whole new perspective on creative expressionism.


Distinction Gallery, Escondido, San Diego Co, CA

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