SMOKE AND MIRRORS FX
FADE FX IS THE CURATOR OF SMOKE AND MIRRORS FX AND SKIN FX.
SHE IS A WORLD RENOWNED GEOMETRIC ARTIST AND TATTOOER.
Fade Manning (aka Miss Fade FX) is an internationally renowned tattoo artist specialising in pointillism and geometric dotwork styles. She is the only European tattooist trained in the ancient art of Iban hand tap tattooing, having lived with the tribe in the jungles of Borneo.
Her career has been spotlighted in multiple articles and features throughout the tattoo press including magazines Skin Deep, Tattoo Master, Total Tattoo and Skin Shots.
She has appeared on UK television and radio, produced podcasts, conducted interviews with industry legends and herself been the subject of a documentary by Emmy award winners Ember films. Although based in Brighton and Hove, UK, Fade continues to work all over the world.
Fade takes inspiration from classical pattern making found in global culture and contemporary graphics.
Islamic art, tessellated shapes and tiling, Lai Thai traditional architectural patterns and Mendhi henna techniques have all influenced her organic mandalas, whereas her more transitional pieces are influenced by M.C. Escher.