Dario Paulino Manjate, is a Mozambican born artist, currently living in South Africa, who began painting and drawing as early as he can remember. He relocated to Alexandra Township in South Africa during the year of 1993. It was here where Dario grew to love art and pushed himself to pursue a career as a professional artist. Dario met and worked with Mr. Steve Mavusu, Mr. Mavusu was an art teacher at THUSONG YOUTH CENTRE during this period. Under Mr. Mavusu’s guidance Dario developed his artistic skills in a number of different mediums from oil to watercolour and acrylic painting as well as the medium he is now know for today; collage.
During this time, Dario participated in various community projects such as, “Work To Win,” an environmental awareness project which included several art murals created to uplift his surrounding township community. These particular pieces focused on a topic very close to the artist’s heart. They created awareness around the dangers of pollution and global warming.
Dario enrolled at ARTISTS PROOF STUDIO in 1998 to further his artistic skills by studying the techniques of printmaking such as: Drypoint; Lino Cut; Silkscreen and monotype to name a few.
Dario’s Curriculum Vitae includes many commissioned pieces by a variety of organizations and corporate companies. He continues to bring his unique approach to the formation of his collages and thus his work is sort after for its extraordinary qualities.
Is the winner of the Freedom of Expression Art Competition ( Gaulloises Blondes) in 1996, in Johannesburg.
- 2015 MB Studio Gallery Sandton – Joburg Consumes Me
- 2015 Sandton Convention – Sports Awards
- 2014 Art Afrique Gallery Sandton – Building Blocks
- 2014 Daville Baillie Gallery Hyde Park – Dream Of An African Woman
- 2014 Sandton Convention Centre – EOH
- 2015 Living Artists Emporium – Turbine Art Fair
- 2015 Synprop Gallery JHB – Take Me To The Inner City
- 2015 Jan Celliers JHB
- 2015 Legacy Art Projects Durban Art Museum – The Legacy Continues
- 2014 Legacy Art Projects Soweto Theatre – Soweto Art Week
- 2014 Legacy Art Projects Polokwane Art Museum
- 2014 Art Afrique Gallery – Turbine Art Fair
- 2014 Art Afrique Gallery Sandton – First Introductions
- 2000 Party Design JHB
- 1999 IDC Ofﬁces Sandton
- 1998 Artists Proof Studios JHB
- 1996 In Atlanta Georgia (USA)