Miltos Manetas

Miltos Manetas : Paintings from Contemporary Life

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Miltos Manetas can be defined one of the most important painters of 'contemporary life'. He paints joysticks, computers, computer game consoles, and computer cables. He also paints people who are intensely engaged in the activities made possible by consumer electronics devices, such as playing a computer game. But he never shows what games they are playing or what images they are looking at. Instead, he focuses on human-computer interface: hands clutching a joystick, a face looking at the screen, a body stretched across the floor in the intense concentration or, alternatively, relaxing besides a laptop, a computer console, or a TV. All the main themes of Manetas' paintings are represented into the volume, thanks to the rich image selection that provide a complete idea of the painter's production.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 241 x 280mm
  • Johan & Levi
  • Monza, Italy
  • English
  • 96 col
  • 8860100208
  • 9788860100207

About Miltos Manetas

Miltos Manetas was born in 1964 in Athens and lives and works in London. Main solo exhibitions where held at Galeria Casado Santapau, Madrid (2008), Blow de la Barra Gallery, London (2007), Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York (2006), Galleria Pack, Milano (2006), Gagosian Gallery, New York, (2000). His works are part of a number of key art collections such as: The Saatchi Collection, London, Dakis Joannou, (Athens), Papadimitriou Collection, (Athens), MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del xxi secolo, (Roma), Musee d'Art Contemporain, (Strasbourg), Trevi Flash Art Museum of Contemporary Art, (Trevi), Le Consortium, (Dijon).show more