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84 ARTIST SHOWCASE Martina Marie Manalo

Martina Marie Manalo


aving begun her journey in the visual arts with abstract textural paintings, a move from the Philippines to Hong Kong in 2015 saw self-taught artist Martina Marie Manalo discovering a new love for photography along the way. Her pensive photographs focus on quiet architectural moments and mysterious urban locations. Dreams, nostalgia and melancholic memories are amongst the photographer’s inspirations, as she seeks out moments of subtle beauty in her surroundings. Using her camera she captures the

moments she describes as ‘Minimal but avantgarde, deep but subtle’. Manalo has found success exhibiting, and has had her work featured in the Philippines, UK and USA. Her first solo photographic exhibition opened in February at the Kulay Diwa Gallery of Philippine Contemporary Art.

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