Carmine BegoniaManty Dey
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
30 " h x 24 " w x 1.25 " d |3 lbs. 6 oz.
Contemporary still life inspired by a begonia plant. The rich colors and intricate patterns swarm together, inviting the viewer to follow the trail. Layers of transparent color and opaque shapes sit on the surface suggesting an imaginary environment underneath. The painting is filled with many layers of ink washes.
Manty Dey paints objects of adornment that offer moments of visual indulgence. Her floral-inspired style takes inspiration from color field paintings, Indian textiles, geodes and rituals. In a multi-step process, Manty often dries sheets of acrylic paint that she then cuts and collages onto canvas for added depth and shadow. She explains, “the paint is a physical material, the color has a glow, and its cast shadows create volume... to make each painting breathe and vibrate.” Based in Atlanta, Manty received a BFA in painting and drawing from Georgia State University and an MFA from the University of Georgia. Manty’s work has been exhibited at MOCA GA Museum, Georgia Museum of Art, Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, and Lyndon House Art Center.