This project is an immersion in to the artists impressions and experiences throughout a lifelong, close, relationship to the grandeur nature, its roughness as well as its wistfulness. It embraces the mythical landscape which manifests itself in the human mind during a, sometimes lonely, meeting between natures mystery and beauty, and the visual and spiritual experience after days and nights without sleep and food.
The artwork merges the mysterious Norwegian heritage, with the artist's own personal expression through mixed techniques. The most prominent is blending photos and acrylic paint. Then the artworks are printed on MOAB metallic paper.
The photographer and artist S.Manneraak is up and coming in the art world after several years as a well known fashion photographer with clients worldwide. After great success and hard work in the commercial business,
Manneraak wants to reinvent his artistic side with a new name and a broader approach to concepts and the art of photography. In addition to taking photography and painting, he is experimenting with other expressions through ﬁlm, graphics and sculptures. Manneraak had his debut in the Norwegian State Exhibition in 2004, and since then he has had several separate exhibitions in Norway and abroad. The artist has sold his artwork to private and public collections in Norway. The Norwegian prime minister and minister of industry, as well as the major of Bergen, all have a Manneraak artwork on their walls. These artworks are all commissioned by Bergen Naeringsraad (the Bergen board of industry).
One highlight of this year is that Chanel decorated their headquarters in Paris with a 105x150 cm large Manneraak artwork printed on "SlickRock" MOAB metal paper.