Bernice Mannie artist, poet, philosopher and visual communicator from Nelspruit, South Africa. She describes herself as a hyper-romantic social ape that is passionate about the creation, discovery and dominance of the human condition.
The young artist sees herself as living in the abstract wildlife of her existence and resists anything that dehumanises her melanin identity. The narrative of her work is inspired by the relationships she has with people and the intercultural dialogues which exists within these relationships. Mannie describes her work as incredibly mystical and purely focuses on the similarities of human nature.
Mannie is currently completing her Diploma in ICT and App Development at the University of Mpumalanga. Some of her projects include the digital series "YOU CAN'T HAVE YOUR ART BACK", which is inspired by African masks, ancestral blood and black royalty. Her most celebrated project is 'Talk Like A Painting, a poetry book written by the young artist and self-published in April 2019.