Roberto Polo Gallery

The Gallery will close for Easter on Sunday, April 16th, 2017;

Werner Mannaers

  • What Hurts Can Be Also True THE Reason i made this

Artist statement

Art needs painting because it supersedes language. Art is clear and obscure, rational and emotional, direct and metaphorical. It needs air and wind.
One reason I still paint is because of the never-ending challenge of the orthodoxy of Modernism itself. My recent paintings flowed out of me in the most natural way, as though I couldn't finish them quickly enough, maybe because I had found a new “alphabet,” as if some sort of psychological floodgates had been opened.
Art is a mirror. It is inevitably about falseness. My art is whimsical, offhand, not serious, but at the same time deadly sincere. I’m a painter always ambitiously courting failure, but fighting for perfection in every sense of the word, attempting to transform the conventional into the visionary.
My work is restless, teasing, and self-deprecatory. It mines and undermines art history.
Werner Mannaers, 2016

  • WERNER MANNAERS | ARTISTIC CANNIBALISM, BY SAM STEVERLYNCK | AGENDA

    1/9/2015


    Belgium

  • Werner Mannaers | 'Toute la force libertaire de la peinture', by Claude Lorent | La Libre, Arts Libre

    12/19/2014


    Belgium

  • WERNER MANNAERS | EEN ZONDAGSSCHILDER MET CLASSE BY SAM STEVERLYNCK | H ART

    12/18/2014


    Belgium

  • Werner Mannaers | A GENIUS 'BUNGLER' | DeMorgen

    11/15/2014


    Belgium

  • WERNER MANNAERS | THE SCENT OF MIMOSA


    Thursday, 20 November 2014 - Sunday, 1 February 2015


    Rue Lebeau 8-12
    1000 Brussels
    Belgium


    Passions Privées, 2014, acrylic and oil on canvas, 170 x 120 cm

  • Recent Paintings Ceulemans, Gaube, Gilbert, Ghekiere, Mannaers, Moszowski & Vanriet


    Thursday, 19 May 2016 - Sunday, 18 September 2016


    Rue Lebeau 8-12
    1000 Brussels
    Belgium


    Joris Ghekiere, untitled, 2016, oil on canvas, 200 x 160 cm

  • PAINTING AFTER POSTMODERNISM BELGIUM - USA Curated by Barbara Rose


    Thursday, 15 September 2016 - Sunday, 13 November 2016


    Vanderborght & Cinema Galeries | The Underground
    1000 Brussels
    Belgium


    Werner Mannaers,The Lolita Series (Chapter 9), Septembre 2015, acrylic, oil, charcoal and spray paint on canvas, 200 x 180 cm For more information visit: www.pap.brussels

  • The Scent of Mimosa


    Werner Mannaers

    Text: Martin Herbert

    260 x 270 mm, 122 pages, 79 illustrations, hardcover
    ISBN: 9791092599053
    38.00 €