Angel Mieres

 Mieres was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1980. He is a graduate of the Escuela de Artes Visuales Cristobal Rojas in Caracas and received a scholarship to study at the Art Institute of Bournemounth in England. His work has been widely exhibited in Venezuela, The United States, Canada, France, Switzerland, Costa Rica and Colombia. Angel’s work was recently on display at Art to the Avenue in Greenwich CT

 Mieres’ most prominent icons in his work are his signature roses which stand alone or among other upright flowers. They are symbols of life, growth, and hope, and are most often accompanied by poetry, such as the piece that was on the display at this show. The flowers often represent himself and close members of his family as well. The three white roses in this piece in particular represent purity. Another visible symbol are the bubbles in “Flores Sobre Naranja.” They are the white and black circles that float through the piece. They represent the delicacy of life. What is beautiful about them is that unlike real bubbles that disappear in an instant, the ones captured on his canvas remain.