Dario Manjate

Biography

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.

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibition:

  • 2015     MB Studio Gallery Sandton – Joburg Consumes Me

Duet exhibitions:

  • 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

Group exhibitions:

  • 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)

Original Artwork

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