"The Fallen Reign" by Manuel Núñez
Limited Edition Giclee with 23 kt. gold leaf
Edition size: 125
Signed & numbered by the artist
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The Fallen Reign was inspired by Romans 8:18-23
"The Fallen Reign is about the imperfection of our world, brought on by the origional sin. The woman is Earth itself, beautifully floating in space surrounded by stars. She is the lingdom of nature and all creation, but fallen from grace and awaiting redemption.
Her expression reflects her knowledge that the world, though beautiful, is the stage for nature's brutal and deadly chain of life, where the lion kills its prey without mercy. Her halo is not of gold, but of things physical and alive: flowers and fruits and vines. Beautiful, but cursed to die and decay."
Manuel Núñez was born in 1956 into a family versed in the arts and Latino culture. His father, Manuel Núñez, Sr., was a well known singer and song writer, who recorded nine Spanish language albums in the 1950’s.
Núñez is a painter, designer, and art director whose passion for art remains obvious. His experience as an illustrator and graphic designer within the fashion industry have resulted in the creation of a series of dynamic paintings. His skillful exectution is achieved through a variety of techniques and mediums including drawing upside down and the use of 24 karat gold leaf.
He is a graduate of the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and the Otis Parsons Institute in Los Angeles. He now produces artwork of unmatched skill depicting women postured with the Lord’s strength and costumed in classical attire. Each piece is inspired by a biblical verse and they give you a sense of spiritual peace. The depth in his artwork is also apparent from the frequent use of symbols such as: gold bars, halos and serpent skeletons.
“My images are of strong women. Beautiful, but not exploited… wrestling with the underlying conflict of what life is versus what it should be.”