The Keeper of our Secrets - Anika Manuel
Artist: Anika Manuel
Title: The Keeper of our Secrets
Medium: Acrylic on Hardboard
Size: 35 × 25 × 2 cm
Original Painting Signed On the Back by the Artist
The Keeper of our Secrets is a portrait of the actress Saoirse Ronan. The young star stares out at the viewer with those piercing eyes and wild unkempt hair, wearing a black silk dress with key motif and perhaps holding a myriad of secrets, never to be told.
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.