"Breaking of the Morning" by Manuel Núñez
Giclée with 24kt. gold leaf on fine art paper
Edition size: 175
Signed & Numbered by the Artist
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"In executing this piece, I had a clear direction from the beginning
as to what it meant. First, from Isaiah 21:11-12
Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night.
I know there is very little time until the culmination
of history of man as we know it. And I do not want to be
guilty of not proclaiming this loud and clear.
Jesus said, "If you are ashamed of me I will be ashamed of you."
For some it will be eternal light (the morning),
and for others the darkness (the night).
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.”