is a sculptor living and working in Rome, Italy. Originally a printmaker, Mannino is very attuned to paper. His handmade papers are often highly burnished and rubbed with graphite or wax transforming the paper into something that looks like another material altogether, perhaps lead or skin. His polishing gives the works a feeling of being highly cared for and a soft glow.
Last year Mannino made a permanent installation in the Sala Dante, the congress hall of the National Institute for the Graphic Arts in Rome. See the video here -
The following interview took place by email in March, 2012.