Fabio Miguez


oil paint and wax on linen
9 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches

Fabio Miguez began his artistic career in the 1980s when, alongside Carlito Carvalhosa, Nuno Ramos, Paulo Monteiro, and Rodrigo Andrade, he founded the artist’s space Casa 7. Miguez initially worked with painting like the other group members. During the 1990s, he started to produce, parallel to his paintings, the series of photographs entitled Derivas, later published with the name Paisagem Zero in 2013. Those photos are closely related to the paintings as we can see in the tension between the indeterminacy of the process and the apparent construction of the final product and in the density of light and dark shades.

In the 2000s, Miguez started to develop three-dimensional works, such as the installations Onde (2006), Valises (2007), and Pingpong (2008), which expands his line of research and his medium of choice: painting. His degree in architecture brings to his work a constructivist influence that dialogues with concerns regarding scale, material, and figuration. The artist often deals with modular forms in relation to combinatory logic, employing repetitions and operations of inversion and mirroring. In his work, every painting is a fragment of the real in the way that each one reaffirms its material condition.

Miguez lives and works in São Paulo. He has participated in several biennials, such as Bienal de São Paulo, 2nd Havana Biennial, Cuba, and 5th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. His works are included in the collections of Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz (IFF), Ribeirão Preto; Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio); Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM-SP); and Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, among others.

[excerpted from Nara Roesler website: www.nararoesler.art]