Manuel Süess developed his abstract-figurative horses inspired by his popular dance paintings and his early linocut cards. He creates his horses like his dancers with modelling paste on canvas what gives them a vividly and sculptural appearance.
Manuel’s horses are living, trotting and grazing on their abstract meadows. Sometimes he models his horses also on an unicolored canvas. Manuel uses these artworks to practice and refine his modelling technique.
At his latest versions of his horse designs Hazel and Heinrich he used more modelling paste than ever. He made his abstract horses bigger and thicker to refine their details and appearance. As his first horses had a thickness of only some millimeters his latest reach a thickness of up to a centimeter on top of the canvas. Thereby the latest versions of Hazel and Heinrich gain a more detailed body and a improved sculptural appearance to the viewer.