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Let’s have a walk in the wood …
It is always a pleasure for us to discover new works by Stan Manoukian.
The Haven Gallery is pleased to present a new collection of drawings by this beloved French illustrator. This is Manoukian’s second solo exhibition at the gallery and will feature the artist’s quintessential monsters and forest creatures, drawn in an exemplary and surrealistic manner. Manoukian uses intricate line work to create a myriad of characters and narratives that stimulate the imagination.
His sense of story and mood is enhanced by a thorough exploration of the medium, with light shaped to create depth and form. A variety of moods and expressions permeate each drawing to humanize her surreal beings, but a hyperbolic approach to their features brings them closer to the imaginative and whimsical entities born of childhood. Manoukian’s playful works invite us to visit our memories of youth and time spent outdoors. The emphasis on the blossoming of nature allows us to discover all the whimsical creatures that live and play under the fertile growth and cyclical seasons.