About the exhibition and the artist
Socrates said that there are two kinds of innocence, that of children and that which goes hand in hand with wisdom. The latter is the consequence of work, of a search, and that we can only see what we recognise, what is in us.
Jesús de Miguel is a genuine artist, who lives halfway between the world of adults and the world of children, always in search of the essential and of the essential. Regardless of his plastic beauty, to understand his work you have to know the artist. Art is his vital impulse and therein lies the coherence of his authenticity, which is reflected both in his person and in his work. Creating is his way of living, of expressing, of feeling, it is his way of being in the world. He is a surviving artist of his generation, influenced by everything and by nothing at the same time, free, risky and without complexes.
When he works, he is guided by his intuition, the material, the format and the moment. He has the ability to detach himself from what is happening around him through his work, while at the same time empathising with what is happening. His work is a process of abstraction that speaks for itself, acquiring a life of its own, whose genius lies in the ability to communicate with the naivety of a child, through his rich universe of multiple codes and languages from the culture of his time and his wide inner world, with a vivid sense of humour capable of immediately connecting with the viewer.
Humble and without the desire to explain anything, Jesús de Miguel’s work speaks more than he does and says it all. He does not follow scripts. His cosmos draws from informalism, Dadaism, underground pop, punk, comics, collage, cave paintings, science fiction, emoticons, electronic music, colour, light, materials, irony, rhythm, the absurd and the impulses of his unconscious, which make him a unique artist with a very personal style. His work is unpredictable, full of a sympathetic, cheerful and fresh anarchism, which shines by itself. An art full of truth.
Incorruptible sensitivity and harmony and aesthetic taste are the only highways of his imagination.
This exhibition is a reflection and an observation of her world here and now. In it we will see his universe of colour through paintings, sculptures and marine buoys recycled by former fishermen from Ibiza that ended up in the island’s cultivated fields and from there are rescued by the artist, who inspires him to give them a third life.