“We all look crazy when you think about it.”
“The more I get into my practice, the more I have allowed myself to take it more seriously.”
“The impression I had of the United States was only the nice things… nobody spoke about any of the struggles. So my perception was that everything in the US was wonderful. I wish that they had said more. A reason I paint about immigration is to show the reality. I want to tell the truth.”
Matt Manalo talks art, identity, and the future of expression in the United States.