Cesetti Daniele, aka MANA, is an Italian artist that invites his viewers on a journey into a surreal world where reality is suspended and fantasy flourishes in landscape and portrait oil paintings on canvas. Movement is evident in the expressive planes of MANA’s faces. Swirling clouds and fiery flora and fauna often sway rhythmically from side to side in effervescent environments. The pull of perspective leads to a place of prescient mystery often with the allure of sun-drenched horizons.
MANA’s artwork explodes with highly charged yellows, blues, violets, reds, and greens. His system of saturated color suggests emotions that are simultaneously projecting ease and discomfort. Passionate and stormy revelations through a medley of motion, hues and form are reminiscent of bold works created by Vincent van Gogh, the Dutch post-impressionist, and subsequent early twentieth century Fauvists. Creating alternative spaces with these inspired forms of artistic language, MANA aims to inject a sense of intimate awe about the world in which we live, and stimulate dialog about self-discovery as the viewer navigates the contours of the artist’s natural and human landscapes.