Born in 1986 in Senegal, Manel entered the Beaux Arts in Dakar for drawing and discovered painting there, "a mystery to be unraveled and mastered". Material tester, he perfected his drawing skills. It is there that he will make the encounter of a lifetime: painting. He then sought his own style in the world of figuro-abstro. He gives to see one's own reality of the visible.
Graduated top of his class in 2010, he went on to group exhibitions where he quickly stood out (Laureate in Iran of the 16th International Festival of Visual Arts for Young Artists in 2009, Laureate of the Blachère Foundation at the Dakar Biennale in 2012).
His painting reflects his assiduous search for a new pictorial process by the synthesis of different techniques and artistic currents.