BlackBerry Paintings by Miltos Manetas

“There is a fundamental error in painting-in every school of painting: we always paint on a plane that’s different from the plane of reality. We either paint on a canvas or on some other support positioned in parallel or in front of the world, we never paint over the reality itself, we never “paint reality”. “That was to change for me when - back in 2010 - I had an accident: I went down 117 meters from the top of a rock on my back, a little tree finally saving my life... After a month of immobility in the hospital, I returned to the place where I had the accident and I rented a little yellow house. Waiting to recover completely, I had my colors and canvasses brought there but I couldn’t paint: regular painting just didn’t seamed a good idea anymore. Finally one day, I took a brush and without any color on it, I started “painting” over the landscape. was making an invisible painting... ”A few days after my discovery, I start filming whatever it was I was painting with my BlackBerry (my right hand the hand of the painter, the left the hand of a videomaker). I was happy, a BlackBerry and a brush was now all I needed for a studio! That’s how the BLACKBERRY PAINTINGS were born and I decide to go on with my life and at the same time paint it.”

I began painting..

Painting my shadow

Painting the nude

Painting my feet

Painting a chair

And another chair

Painting Priscilla

Painting Nature

Painting "STOP"

Painting the Sky

Painting the sun

Painting trees

Painting bells

the moon

the countryside

Painting a flower

at Ostia

Nature at Ostia

a heart in Ostia

a svastika in Ostia

a captor in Ostia

sky at Abruzzo

the sunshine

Enzo Cucchi sculpture

Enzo Cucchi

graffiti in Roma

and then..

I went to Istanbul...