|Ralph Manis||Biography: Biography for Infinitee Designs artist Ralph Manis.
Growing up in New York's West Village "was inspirational" hanging out in Washington Square Park playing Frisbee and watching the people from around the world go by, his cast of characters were born. His imagination wandered through time and space-boundless through infinity. "Infinity is a place I often find comfort, serenity and inspiration" he says. Ralph's 3D graphics, 2D illustrations, sci-fi, fantasy and psychedelic art is filled with visions yet unseen, only dreamed of.
As a young boy Ralph was heavily influenced by comic books, rock and roll, and the masters like Michaelangelo and DaVinci, as well as the pre-Raphaelites, and the Art Nouveau masters. At the age of fifteen while working at an Advertising agency, Ralph began working on his own comic series, "Space Pirates". He also began playing the guitar, and creating artwork for rock and roll bands. After grinding away a few years in the Ad business, Ralph, with the encouragement of friends and art enthusiasts, began painting jackets, guitars, walls, banners, and whatever else he could get his hands on. Ralph found that he could share his art and make a little money as well.
Ralph brings his vision of infinity down to earth by incorporating
photo realism into his work. Photo realism is an obsession Ralph has had for as long as he can remember. Working on producing the photo realistic image was an addiction until he attended figure drawing sessions at the Soho School of Living Arts. In his early twenties he spent eight months religiously attending these figure drawing sessions. He loved the freedom there. "There were no teachers, no critique, and no one looking over your shoulder. I was free-free just to draw". The freedom experienced in Soho resulted in over 500 pieces.
As an artist who was well known in the "Village" Ralph chose
not to involve himself with the mundane aspects of everyday business. Instead, he would hang out in the clubs listening to music and creating art. This period in his life resulted in making staff shirts for Jimi Hendrix's Electric Ladyland Studios, promo shirts for numerous rock and roll bands, and a show at NYC's hot spot The Limelight. Entrenched in rock and roll and influenced by his figure drawing sessions, this period resulted in the creation of many of Ralph's finest works of the rock and roll legends.
Based on his years of experience, Ralph has developed a full line of fine art on T-shirts. Each ... to see complete biography, click on artist's name Country: United States Birthyear: 1958 Galleries: Vesnin Hram, Fantasia, Esoteric Arts, Digital Arts, Elfwood, WWar, Design Freak and too many others to remember. Awards: Webdancers Pick , 3D Cafe Platinum, Digital Artworks Award, Bryce Forum Select Award, Silver Surfer, Bogie Graphics Award of Excelllence, Planet 3D Excellent Award, Nu-Horizons Artistry Award, Bryce Hot Pic Award, Critical Mass Award, Dream Artists Award, Beelzebulbs Award, Creative Nature Award, Vickimess Excellence
Award, Art Space Award of Excellence and Majon's Select Award. Media: computer or digital art Style: photo-realistic Subjects: landscapes and nature|