Text by Jacopo Perfetti, art critic and Writer,Milan 2017

“In the portraits of the Miaz Brothers, the true portraitist is not the artist with his technique, but the observer and his imagination. It is no longer about looking, but rather perceiving and interpreting. In a world that aims to construct an analytic past, present, and future based on detail and the technological reproduction of reality, where every fragment can be decoded according to standards that are closer to those of a machine than those of a human, the Miaz Brothers annihilate detail. They annihilate the mechanicalness of the portrait. In a world in which ever-more sophisticated algorithms are capable of mapping the entire global population thanks to automated systems of facial recognition, the Miaz Brothers turn the subjects of their portraits into an enigma, bestowing unto them an increasingly precious gift: anonymity.” 

miazbrothers interview pre opening at Lazarides

This painting research began when we decided to look for an
alternative pictorial language, which had a visual synthesis of
philosophical insights.we have focused on the concepts
of appearance-disappearance on the finite-infinite, genesis-death.in
this game of fluctuating perception where depending on your point
of view,definitions are interchanging in an infinite loop ...the ultimate
goal is to make a perpetual motion of the image between two
opposite poles in a elastic contrast which calls to the viewer's
perception in a kind of visual-mental gymnastics of mnemonic
activity, recognition and symbolic association, in a space open to
subjective interpretation.the viewer meet the artist half way to
continue a creative process of completing the work.for us it is the
true scientific-realistic picture of the man, non-definable, in
continuous evolution , formed by infinite particles that interact and
mutate with the reality as complex and infinite that surrounds him. a
"sub-atomic" essence without boundary lines, a flowing being ,
evolving. a representation of the essence of being, elusive of any
definition.

A vision which might present some transcendent

answers for our

present existence - a type of artwork as self-fulfilling
prophecy in and of itself. Perhaps more literally, it

suggests a desire for tomorrow's art to achieve that
vision which remains ceaselessly ahead of the
curve, as the very nature of 'contemporary art'

suggests an art that looks to the

future, identifying and successfully embodying that
which is yet to come - that which today remains

indefinable.

miazbrothers studio in Valencia Spain

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