Gian Manik’s paintings explore vibration, an in-between or liminal space that is created when a painting borrows from a number of visual devices, as opposed to simply recording in a singular style.
Manik completed a Bachelor of Arts, Visual Art (Honours) at Curtin University of Technology, Perth in 2007 and a Master of Fine Arts at Monash University, Melbourne in 2012. Solo exhibitions include Big Recorder, Alaska Projects, Sydney, 2013; The Retreat to Representation, Venn Gallery, Perth, 2012; Decorative Backings, Artbeat, Melbourne, 2011; Heinous Armani, with Thomas Jeppe, TCB Art Inc, Melbourne, 2011; and The Second Blow, Black and Blue Gallery, Sydney, 2009. Selected group exhibitions include 4th Artist Biennial, curated by Christopher L G Hill, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, 2013; Fresh Paint, Sutton Project Space, Melbourne, 2013; Pool, Compound Interest, Collingwood, 2013; Pre-Mix, Galleria, Perth, 2011; Dialogues With The Landscapes, Perth International Arts Festival, University of Western Australia, Perth, 2011; Soft Copy, Coastal Shelf, Perth, 2009; The Yellow Vest Syndrome: Recent Western Australian Art, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, 2009; andHatched 2007, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, 2007. Manik was resident at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2008 and Artspace Sydney in 2009. His work is held in the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Artbank collections as well as various private collections in Australia and internationally.