I’M MANU CAMPA, graduated in Fine Arts in UCM (Madrid) in 2008. It´s during my student years that I decided one thing: Everything I was going to built had to be beautiful. I´m stuck to that, I hope you don´t mind. I finished my career working on commissioned paintings, which allowed me to move to a studio in the centre, where Ive been working since 2009.
Bikes have always been a part of my life. Just like cars, and just like my city. It´s around these three things that I spend most of my life at the moment, trough painting. Objects, lights, street scenes that I built up in my mind, that I find on the web, that I picture, which end up being a part of my canvasses.
I restore classic bikes that I then ride in Madrid. It´s such an inspirational experience. And my 53 vw bug is very inspirational for me as well. Just like painting, you gotta work on them to make them look nicer for an later personal experience with these objects.
I´ve shown my work in many different places in Spain and Portugal, and Im always planning the next Show. If you are close to Madrid anytime we might see each other at any bike/car related event. Say hi!