Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present Boundless, solo exhibition for Italian artist duo the Miaz Brothers, open from November 3 to 24, 2018. This is the third solo exhibition for the Miaz Brothers at the gallery and their first in Miami, featuring a new series of paintings.
For Boundless, the Miaz Brothers present a series of ethereal portraits focusing on female figures. Rendered with layers of aerosol paint, the artists explore the space between one’s perception of the self and that which is intangible. Their paintings are not representations, but are rather studies in perception, as the viewer’s interaction with the work is the foundation of their concept. The artists encourage the observer “to interact with the image and to [filter] it through the process of identification – to achieve something not fixed and limited but boundless and personal”.
Classical portraiture, referenced within the aesthetic of the figures portrayed in this series of paintings, were meant to immortalize or at the least convey a specific meaning for that individual and their status in the world, either literally or figuratively. The Miaz Brothers choose to confront this sense of certainty, in which the viewer strives to find signs and symbols of what constitutes the subject, by exploring the ephemeral nature of the individual. They diffuse that moment of recognition and rather suggest the impossibilities of capturing true identity, proposing the perception of the self to be fluid and infinite. Their paintings sit in the space between what is is known and unknown – dwelling on what is not seen and not said.
The Miaz Brothers (b. in Milan, 1965 and 1968), are Roberto and Renato Miaz, an Italian sibling duo who now live and work in Valencia, Spain.