Personal Statement

As a sculptor, I interpret the world by viture of my hands. Therefore, it is essential for me to demonstrate my world, my culture through art. My artistic expression is molded by my indigenous roots and my desire to show the world the rich vibrancy of the Mexican culture.

David Manzanares is a sculptor; his indigenous roots and his desire to show the world the richness of Mexican culture shapes his artistic expression. In developing his professional work, the artist in question, has learned to look at art through different eyes, through a process that aims to share his art with diverse communities.

Throughout his career, David has had many teachers, who have taught different him various disciplines, enriching his artistic development. In 2005, he started modeling and bronze casting in Mexico City.  Later, at the University of Guanajuato he studied ceramics, wood, and stone carving as well as restoration, working with religious art. In 2009, he began his Bachelor’s of Visual Arts degree at the University of Queretaro. At this university, David Manzanares received a grant, FOPER (Special Projects Funds 2013), to teach indigenous children basic artistic principles. Recently, David has participated in marble carving workshops, ceramics courses, and other courses in pedagogy and art history.

His career includes diverse elements, which can be seen in the pieces that he creates. As an artist he has had more than 25 exhibitions, individual and collective, in prestigious museums and art galleries. His works are in collections of The Art Museum of Querétaro, The Water Museum, and the Don Quixote Iconographic Museum in Guanajuato, where his piece is placed on permanent exposition. In late 2013, he created a four meter bronze sculpture for the University of Queretaro, which became the symbol for the university as well as being the state’s largest bronze casting to date. He has also worked in the area of art direction for various film projects as well as designing and creating scenery and masks for theater.

The sculptor, David Manzanares, is an artist in constant evolution, who uses his talent to reunite us with our roots. His vision of art invites us into a world of vibrant colors and sensations, which opens the door and allows us experience the greatness of the world’s indigenous cultures.