Dallas, Texas.- Cris Worley Fine Arts is proud to present “Paul Manes: Recent Paintings”, on view at the gallery through March 24th. Born in Austin, Texas in 1948, Paul Manes is a contemporary painter of both domestic and international renown. Recognized for his dramatic and expressionistic paint handling and dark earthy tones reminiscent of Rembrandt, Manes currently lives and works in New York, NY. His sophisticated technique allows Manes to be as abstract or realistic as he deems appropriate and his subject matter varies from swampy landscapes, inspired by living in Beaumont, TX, to WWII airplanes, and still-lives of tumbling bowls. Alberto Burri is one of Manes’s many inspirations due to his use of unorthodox materials to create textured and charred images and, as such, Manes mixes much of his own paint using clay, ink, chalk, and other pigments with an acrylic binder.