Dario Manjate (South African 1972-): HORIZON BLUES II
signed, dated '21 Collage (Magazine cut-outs) on Canvas 180cmx180cm
Dario Paulino Manjate was born in Mozambique and currently lives and works in South Africa. Dario is an artist who began painting and drawing as early as he can remember. In 1993, he located to Alexandra township in South Africa where he grew to love art and pushed himself to pursue a career as a professional artist. Dario started working with Mr.Steve Mavusu, an art teacher at THUSONG YOUTH CENTRE and under his guidance, Dario developed his artistic skills in a number of different mediums from oil to watercolour and acrylic painting as well as the medium he is now known for, collage. During that period, Dario participated in various community projects such as, “Work To Win,” an environmental awareness project which included several art murals created to uplift his surrounding township community and to create awareness around the dangers of pollution and global warming. Dario enrolled at ARTISTSPROOF STUDIO in 1998 to further his artistic skills by studying the techniques of printmaking such as dry point; linocut; silkscreen and monotype to name a few. Dario Manjate was the winner of the Freedom of Expression Art Competition (Gauloises Blondes) in 1996, in Johannesburg.