Up Close and Personal: Artist Manuel Solano on Their Electric, Formidable Portraits

Ana Finel Honigman, ARTnews, October 11, 2018
The women in Manuel Solano’s wall-sized acrylic-on-canvas portraits are intimidating. Statement hair in bobs or beards, paired with ultra-bright make-up and mega-accessories, pop from the canvas to broadcast the big personalities of celebrities and Solano’s own family members. But the portraits’ potency comes in part because they are painted entirely from memory.