Manuel Pereira da Silva is represented in public spaces, corporate collections and has received prominent public and private art commissions. The work is diverse; ranging from the abstract to the figurative, from formal to informal. A common characteristic of the artist is the constant exploration of new uses of traditional materials, techniques and styles resulting in the discovery of new form and content.
Between colleagues an inconformity movement was generated face to the passivity of the city. It was in the direction to oppose this situation that grew in this artists the idea of formation of the "Group of the Independent ones". Independent to the stylistics positioning.