Manss Aval is an Artist and long-time Fine Art Photographer who works and resides in San Diego, California. Inspired by Nature’s patterns and textures his works transform inanimate objects into faces, designs and complete figures that present our environment in a different, more intimate perspective. As primary medium he concentrates on photography, acrylic and oil on canvas, and mixed media techniques. Among his other interests are sculptures, video and film. He has a broad background in media, communications and the sciences (including a Ph.D.).
His fine art and photographic work has received many national and international awards. He has exhibited in over 50 juried solo and group shows in New York, San Diego, Laguna Beach, La Jolla, Los Angeles, Miami Beach and international venues, including Barcelona, Florence, Merida, Paris, Rome, Tokyo and Toronto. His museum shows include the Louvre and San Diego’s Athenaeum Museum.
His creative work has been recognized by over 25 national and international awards: he is recipient of an International Fine Art Photography Award, 2013, and was selected by Art Platform’s Vanguard Visionaries project, Arttour International Magazine’s “Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art” 2015, ArtBuzz 2014 Juried Fine Art Search, Winner in the 6th Artslant Showcase competition, 2014, YourDailyPhotograph.com, 2014, the International Art Festival Committee, New York, 2014, the Toronto Star Photography Awards, 2014, the Texas Spirit Art Show National Juried Art Competition, 2014, Four Points Contemporary, Carlsbad’sWilliam D. Cannon Art Gallery 2013 Juried Biennial.
He was featured artist of Art & Beyond Magazine in 2014 and his work has appeared in several publications, including “Contemporary Art of Excellence”, “Internationale Kunst Heute – 2015”, “Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art”, and “The Art of Creativity”.
To see Manss Aval’s art and most recent publications, visit his website – Manss Aval Art.