Manuel lau: mixed media
Manuel Lau



Manuel Lau (b.1967) was born in Lima, Peru. He studied printmaking at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Lima. He currently lives and works in Montreal, Canada. Manuel has shown his works in Peru, Poland, South Korea, Japan, Yugoslavia, Thailand, Germany, France, Belgium, Bulgaria, United States and Canada. Manuel has spent the month of October, 2006, in an artistic residency at the Landis National Museum of Hesse in Darmstadt, Germany. Collections include: Loto-Quebec, Banque Nationale du Québec, Hyundai Arts Center Gallery, Bibliotèque Nationale du Québec, Canada Council Art Bank.


Artist’s statement:

The singular mixture of my cultural backgrounds: Peruvian, Chinese and Canadian, and my own personal story in each of these cultures have created a unique cycle of memories and experience that has provided the context and inspiration for my works.

In my recent graphic works, there is a change since I moved to the city of Montreal in 2004; animals have been present in the majority of my images. Montreal’s beloved mountain Mont-Royal served as the motif and the inspiration for my creativity. Red coloured dogs and cats became the main figure in each of my compositions.


Rinconcito sin Martin, lithograph, 40” X 31”, 2000
Boulevard St- Laurent, woodcut, 50” X 38”, 2006

Galapagos, woodcut & collagraph, 40” X 30”, 2006
Claire de lune, woodcut, 30” X 22”, 2007

L’enfant et chien blanc, woodcut, 16” X 16”, 2007


All images © Manuel Lau




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