Nathan Manire’s ‘Pixelized’ Watercolor Portraits

by Danny OldaPosted on

Artist and designer Nathan Manire has a peculiar way of painting.  These Dot Portraits, as they’re titled, are a series of watercolor paintings on paper.  He creates people’s likenesses one dot and one color at a time.  The resulting image is something similar computer pixels, as in a extremely low resolution photograph or a face hidden behind pixelized anonymity.  However, despite the technological allusions, there is something especially analog about his chosen medium.  If you look closely you can spot the artist’s hand, different dots are absorbed differently by the paper, and no dot is ever a perfect circle.  Manire’s paintings definitely have a special way of mixing the digital with the analog.

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