“Post-disaster landscape. Layered. Surreal.”
These are three words, Miro uses to describe this collection. Miro is an emerging visual artist living and working in New Orleans. He graduated from NOCCA Riverfront in 2009 and left the city to attend School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University, earning a BFA in 2013. Since then, he has moved back to the City to appreciate, learn, and grow from the richness of culture, food, music, and art that keeps his creativity flowing strong.
Miro’s current body of work explores the rise of urban farming in post-Katrina New Orleans. While investigating the history of landscape painting, he grounds himself in larger issues around climate change, resilience, breaking racial, social, economic boundaries, food deserts, and self-sustainability.
“I draw from personal experiences as well as historical references that thread together painting, light, film, architecture, and sculpture,” says Miro.
What do you love the most about creating art in New Orleans? What particular part of your immediate environment, in your neighborhood specifically influences your work?
“The city’s energy, growth, and struggle rub off on me and my art practice, says Miro. A lot of my visual inspiration comes from walking or skateboarding around the city, very simple things. I also have a strong interest in sea level rise and how New Orleans will have to confront the water in the near future. My current body of work explores the rise of urban farming in post-Katrina New Orleans, investigating the history of landscape painting, while grounded in larger issues around climate change, resilience, breaking racial, social, economic boundaries, food deserts, and self-sustainability.“
Can you let us in on your process?
“I use a lot of tape and layers in a screen printing type style until I come to a comfortable stopping point.“
Rad! Tell us about your current projects.
“I am currently continuing my Urban Farming series, as well as making a series of abstract collages using old skateboard magazine from the 90’s.”
See Miro’s many layers in person at one of his upcoming gallery shows:
Le Mieux Gallery August 1st – September 29th, 2018: “And Now for Something New” Vol 1332 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA