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Andrea Manica

Andrea is a Toronto-based illustrator and mural artist. She attended OCAD for illustration and completed her thesis in April of 2012. Since 2013, Andrea has been a part the all-female mural collective called The Buck Teeth Girls Club. She helped paint for the Bell Box Murals project and on the side of Good For Her sex shop on Harbord Street in Toronto, among other walls. In February of 2015, she traveled to Argentina for a mural painting residency at Proyecto Ace artists centre.


Artistic Statement

My art is inspired by nature, playfulness, femininity, and honesty. The intent of my mural work is to create paintings in non-exclusive settings, beautifying the urban landscape and reaching all people.

I sketch my piece and often scan to computer to test colour schemes on photo editing software. From that maquette I either trace straight on the wall, or project my image, depending on the wall’s size. I use outdoor acrylics applied with brushes.

My pieces are often surreal, featuring bizarre plants and fantastic creatures. I employ bold linework, flat colours, and gradients. I frequently collaborate with other female artists in the drawing stage, and the painting stage. Collaboration gives the pieces a new life and allows for fluid innovation throughout the creative process.

Skills

Illustration, Graphic/Digital Art, Painting


Artist Website

http://www.andreamanica.com

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