Ashes to Beauty
Acrylic on Canvas,
Ashes to Beauty
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Acrylic on Canvas
blocked, mixed media
W: 1500mm x H: 500mm x D: 35mm
W: 59" x H: 20" x D: 1"
Approx. Weight: 5kg
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The Expressionist MIQRA ORMANDE MILES or better known as Miq Miles was born on the 8th of June 1957 in Pietersburg now known as Polokwane in the Northern Province of South Africa.
Internationally, Miq is renowned for her use of vibrant colour, sculpting and form, and has put her own stamp on abstract Expression. Her art reveals the universal beauty of life as a whole is reminiscent of the work done by well-known artist, Irma Stern. Miq mirrors the character of the expressionist in her re-shaping of reality in aesthetically pleasing way, without sacrificing form and content.
Nature features heavily in her work and her closeness and understanding of her subject's nuances is immediately obvious. Using large colourful canvasses she achieves a 3-D effect by 'sculpting' the paint in a raised form to create unique and enduring art. Not confined to abstract or more realistic expressionist paintings, it is her skill as a colourist and her application of shape, form, light and value that sets her apart.
The blasting reds, oranges and yellows, the velvety blacks, the flowing arrangement of form all reflect life and landscapes in all its glory which results in a composition about the universal beauty life in its whole.
Her long brush strokes mark her as an expressionist therefore her work can be summed up by the following quote from Kasimer Edschmid "The Expressionist does not look, he sees" The expressionist MIQRA ORMANDE MILES or better known as Miq Miles was born on the 8th of June 1957 in Pietersburg, now known as Polokwane in the Northern Province of South Africa.
Her work is sought after by discerning art connoisseurs. She is internationally known and has sold paintings to Galleries and buyers in Europe, Cyprus,Scotland,Ireland, Portugal,Spain, Turkey, Australasia, China, England and the Americas.
She has painted since a very early age; her first painting sold at the age 10; a multi media painting of a bunch of Sweat Pea flowers in her well known bright colors; a well known Expressionistic artist that works in a variety of media.
Expressionism as artistic style is a style in which the artist seeks to depict not objective reality but rather the subjective emotions and responses that objects and events arouse in them. She accomplishes her aim through distortion, exaggeration, primitivism, and fantasy and through the vivid, jarring, violent, or dynamic application of formal elements such as color, without loosing the aesthetic appeal of her subject. In a broader sense Expressionism is one of the main currents of modern art
Miq has had 80 Solo Exhibitions since 1971. Her first work went on exhibition at the age of 14 and is still shown as part of the Exhibition of the Pietersburg High Art Exhibition.
She currently lives in Polokwane and has ongoing exhibitions world wide. Please consult this web site for more information concerning upcoming events.
Innie Bos Art festival, Vryfees kunstefees Bloemfontein, Alice Art Gallery Gauteng, Kierieklapper kunstefees and many more.
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