Never Let Me Go - Anika Manuel
Artist: Anika Manuel
Title: Never Let Me Go
Medium: Acrylic on Hardboard
Size: 61 × 40 × 2 cm
Original Painting Signed On the Back by the Artist
Never let me go is a portrait of model Maggie Rizer. Echoing the Pre-Raphaelites, this piece depicts the red headed model in a subtly erotic pose, self assured and at ease she relaxes in black, perhaps waiting for someone.
Working predominantly from photographs and magazines, Anika Manuel's subject matter focuses on people, depicting them sometimes as a form of social commentary, other times presenting them exactly as they are, for the viewer to imbue with their own ideas. Recycling imagery is important to her general concerns, as there already exist so many undervalued images which haven’t yet been fully explored.
Learn more about Anika Manuel here.