Almunia de Miguel
Almunia de Miguel, born in Seville on 30-08-1961
There are multiple expressions that the paint can be used to express the depths of the human being, which are their feelings.
Almunia de Miguel, practice those feelings that are very much inside him and makes a real painting, born in the knowledge of the technique of drawing, color; Today the academic school and know how to paint marked differences. He is one of the painters who cultivated the figuration and demonstrates that through it can also be investigated. In his work, there is a series of objects, without a doubt, are equipped with a special charm and that all arouse us feelings, memories and experiences. And with this class of objects, always humble, always carrying a large load of humanity, builds his compositions, beautiful and balanced. All well rhymed: lights, shadows, deep darkness; surrounding the elements of his compositions. And these objects arranged on wood or described in absolute detail cloths.
Realistic painting, always stunning, built on accuracy in the design and deployment of a wide palette that worships the reality. And always display, especially when you like transparency of glass, tinted from old coppers shines… everything that allows support to their descriptions.
He is the artist that has remained faithful to a criterion of need, quality criterion that has been able to sustain because of his excess of powers. It is rigorous with his work. To paint, to recreate in the incredible transparencies of a glass, in the reflections of a ceramic or a silk shines. His painting is a pure exercise of gifted Goldsmith. He can put twenty elements in his compositions or one only; just shows his absolute domain how is to paint. Before his work, you can talk of investigations and searches.
His technique develops in the oil, without encountering difficulties, combining a stroke firm with the delicacy of the dream, and again revealed in his compositions the reality in an air of simplicity, which can be a solitary lemons or oranges, or one shy rose, with the elegance of its petals, but all full of mystery, entering a calm tinged wisdom.
He is rigorous draughtsman and a painter with capabilities to achieve warmest. Its lines define, articulate and set up the parts and the whole; It is actually the main thing in his work. And while the figure which he is a master, he enters the world of still life, providing it with identical chromatic qualities without that nothing on and, at the same time, without missing anything.
The versatility of the technique of the oil allows an extraordinary variety of treatments in the way.
Almunia de Miguel paints calmly, valued the lights, declines realities and at the same time tells us, what he likes to do, being oblivious to everything that is not paint. He is happy delivered to his art. Enviable.
Joaquín Castro San Luis, member of the National Association of art critics
SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1982-1995: Exhibitions Area of culture in different municipalities of the province of Seville.
2000.2011 Solo & group exhibition in:
“Sala Sayago” (Sevilla).
“Art Seville” (Seville).
Art Fair “Arcale” (Salamanca).
“Maes’s Gallery”. (Madrid).
“Arte Santander” (Santander).
“De Arte 2003” (Madrid).
“Puerta de Toledo Market.” a selection of artists, participating in art fair (Madrid).
“Contemporary art in private collections”. (City of Huelva and Social and Cultural work Caja Sur).
Selected in the national Prize “Juan Roldán”
Art fair New York (USA).
Las Vegas (USA). Garduño Gallery.
“Contemporary Art Fair” (Almería).
“Artexpo New York” (USA).
Selected in the “17TH prize of painting Gustavo Bacarisas” (Sevilla).
“Real Academia de Bellas Artes Santa Isabel de Hungria” autumn exhibition 2005″ (Seville).
1st. Prize: National painting “Juan Roldan”.
Gallery “Sánchez and Juan”.
“Maria Aguilar” (Chiclana-cadiz).
Contemporary Art Fair “Iberarte” (Zaragoza).
Contemporary Art Fair. Valladolid
“Foundation of the Arts” contest.
Gallery “Diarte” (Sevilla).
Art Gallery “Xauen” (Granada).
Art fair “ArtJaen”.
Selected: for the “Penagos” prize drawing.
Art Fair Utrecht (Holland).
Joaquín Castro San Luis,