love with art and science started when he was very young, painting
the back drops and doing lighting designs for his father’s
world-touring, elaborate magic shows on stage. This eventually
led him to become an electrical engineer specializing in lighting
design and an artist.
to the USA, his interest in science and art flourished simultaneously.
Today, by day, he is the full-time CEO/President of Sorcar Engineering,
which did the architectural lighting designs for projects such
as Denver International Airport concourses, Colorado Convention
Center, sport centers in Japan, palaces in Saudi-Arabia etc. By
night, he is an award-winning artist, cartoonist, animator and
doing artwork in multi-media in various forms - ranging from traditional
waterpaint and acrylic paint, to tile-painting, tile-collage,
news-art, spice-art, Styrofoam sculptures, digital art etc. His
artwork has been showcased in many places including the University
of Washington, Seattle, Sewell Ballroom at the Denver Center for
Performing Arts, Jefferson County Library, Foothills Art Center
in Golden, Colorado, etc. In 1996, his news-art “Mother
Teresa” and “Wellington Webb” were selected
as the "Art Show Pick” by The Denver Post, and in 2001
The Rocky Mountain News ran a two-page story with color pictures
of his home that was designed by him, along with his artworks
in it. In the same year, twenty-two patrons and the curator of
the Asian Art Association of the Denver Art Museum visited Sorcar
residence to admire his art.
the animator and creator of several animation films, which won
a host of top awards including the Gold-Plaque at Chicago International
Film Festival, and Gold Medal at the International Film Festival
of New York. Based on children’s fables from India, these
animation films are regularly shown on PBS stations. In his recent
works, he uniquely married art with science .to
reate a number of laser animations and light sculptures that have
been used on his stage shows. He is twice the winner of .ILDA
Artistic Award from the International Laser Display Association.
First, at Italy in 2006 for his “Enlightenment of Buddha”
for .best use of lasers in a live
performance, and the second, for best laser photography for his
laser art “Reflection”; the trophy was handed to Manick
on September 10, 2008 at the 2008 ILDA Annual Conference and Award
Ceremony on board .the Carnival Imagination,
cruising the Eastern Caribbean from September 8 to 13.
At the Arvada
Art Studio Tour of 2008, the visitors will get a glimpse of his
art of universal theme in mixed-media. This year's special attraction
- laser art.