Somewhere in Between
image transfer, oil and sharpie on wood panel, 10" x 7," 2015
collage, image transfer, oil and shellac on wood panel, 10" x 7," 2013
enamel and oil on canvas, 28" x 48," 2015
enamel and oil on canvas, 51" x 41," 2015
Get In Where You Fit In
enamel and oil on canvas, 54" x 54," 2015
Appearance of Superimposed Ego
aerosol, enamel, oil and wood stain on canvas, 64" x 61," 2013
Sentiment of Innocence
acrylic, enamel, oil and image transfer on wood panel, 48" x 40," 2013
oil on canvas, 64" x 61," 2014
acrylic, charcoal, enamel and oil on paper, 24" x 18," 2015
Manuel Fernando Rios is a Sacramento, CA based artist, Axis Gallery member and Art Instructor. His work explores the idea of borders, real and unreal. The imagery often includes figurative subjects juxtaposed next to colorful geometric shapes. The interaction between the figures results in pleasant or conflicting narratives.
Rios received his MA in Studio Art from California State University, Sacramento and his MFA from the University of California, Davis. Rios has shown in such venues as the Museum of the African Diaspora (M.o.A.D.), San Francisco, CA, Inkubator Press Cocoon Gallery, Kansas City, MO, and The Hive, Phoenix, AZ.