Lately, my painting practice has been a tennis match of strategy and intuition. It sits at the intersection of deconstructed representation and formal abstraction and chases ambulances. The narrative is usually sequential, told between paintings, with a recurring cast of characters, forms and objects that anchor the content to context and move the story forward. Other times, it’s like a game of Clue. A whodunit. I just move the puzzle pieces around and wait for the joke to pay off.
(Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Mann lives and works in New York City.)