Januz Miralles, an artist who sometimes goes by the name of “Nuestra”, uses all kinds of materials and tools to create his artworks. These include mostly acrylic paint, ink, paper, a pen tablet, a digital camera, and gesso. He claims to have stumbled upon art by coming to an unpredicted decision to go out and buy art supplies and has just found himself experimenting in mixed media art since. He leaves interpretation of his pieces up to his viewers but, like many artists, describes finding himself rather uneasy or unsatisfied at the completion of his pieces. Despite his ambiguity towards exactly what his artworks infer in particular Miralles believes that art should never be produced to be put on the market and sell but rather speak out for the artist. Upon inspection of Nuestra’s work one finds the repeated theme of aspects of the human figure with emotional distortions and smears of paints, oils, and inks, stretching the form of the subject matter in a manner that shows our eyes what more the human figure holds within itself. Each piece proclaims a plethora of energy that one can feel, but rarely adequately describe. Miralles’ work expresses an abstract complexity in conjunction with the natural form that automatically connects with people’s desire to understand the nature of themselves, their desires, dreams, and feelings.
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