Working in oils and acrylics on canvas, Jonathan Mann creates lifelike work of animals, flowers and panorama scenes which have the form of focus and energy normally related to portraits of human figures. “After years of observing the volatility of humanity and tradition,” he says, “I discover myself extra enamored with the pure world as a result of it has been forgotten within the 21st century.”
That reference to nature is strongly mirrored in Mann’s work. Whether or not he’s exhibiting us cows staring on the viewer with grande-dame hauteur, or isolates the small print of a leaf left mendacity on the bottom, Mann provides every motif a robust persona and presence that make a robust impression. With a robust sense of coloration and a pronounced potential to seize the subtleties of gesture and expression the artist attracts the viewer into poignant dialog. Mann lives and works in rural Maryland.