Jane Manus

FLORIDA

 

Jane Manus has been continuously developing her oeuvre of forceful geometric sculptures since the 1970s, when as a young, female artist at the Art Institute of Boston she learned to weld metal into sculpture, an experience Manus describes as a breakthrough in her artistic career. 

 

Manus’s work has indeed evolved, and today she works exclusively in aluminum. Her vibrant sculptures seamlessly integrate disparate elements of geometry, thereby truly transforming the spaces that they inhabit. Dynamic shapes and massive forms penetrate the viewer’s space, and seem to move and change in appearance due to their extreme three-dimensionality. Abstract though they are, Manus’s sculptures also retain an unyielding expressive character that gives each work a life and spirit of its own.

david
60 x 32 x 4 | painted welded aluminum | 2009
will power
48 x 18 x 6 | painted welded aluminum | 2014
elegante
15 x 32 x 5 | painted welded aluminum | 2015
blockbuster
72 x 33 x 4 | painted welded aluminum | 2013
outside the box
72 x 24 x 48 | painted welded aluminum | 2009-2017
rooster
41 x 15 x 16 | brushed aluminum | 2000
intro
38 x 26 x 13 | painted welded aluminum | 2014
bruised
12.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 | painted welded aluminum | 2015
crank
6 1/2 x 8 x 8 | painted welded aluminum | 2014
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