2016_Harbour Art Fair
2017.3.24 - 2017.3.26
24 / 3 / 2017 (Friday) 12nn - 8pm
25 / 3 / 2017 - 26 / 3 / 2017 (Saturday - Sunday) 12nn - 8pm
7/F Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel,
3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Miguel Angel Iglesias creates idealized rban landscapes, laying paths for the viewer to be immersed in a multicoloured sensory experience in anaustere city void of figurative elements. Shadows, light and an exceptional colour palette are the only elements that bring the landscape alive. In an increasingly globalised world, Miguel Angel’s cities lack any hint for local identification, they could be seen as a window into an almost perfect urban parallel reality. An optimist at heart, his sculptural paintings give us a view from above, a view that removes the traps or obstacles that arise from the minutia, from the small problems that create conflict amongst us. In such way, Miguel Ángel steers us in the path of a more hopeful future. Born in Paris to Spanish immigrants, Miguel Angel Iglesias Fernández moved to Barcelona to study painting. After his studies, he relocated to New York, where the work of abstract expressionism, in particular that of Mondrian and Rothko, had a strong influence on his work. Miguel Angel returned to Spain where he currently lives and works. His trademark cityscapes have been exhibited in Europe, Asia and the Americas. He has participated in numerous top international art fairs, amongst others, in New York, Miami, London, The Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Taiwan, Korea,
China and New Delhi. His works are part of important collections in Spain, including Colección Testimonis, Fundación La Caixa, Fundación Fran Daurer, Fundación Vila Casas and Fundació Francisco Godia.
The architecture of some buildings seems to be giant sculpture that makes up morphology of the city portraying that every day is different offering new views with its play of light and shadows. This idealized urban landscapes, laying paths for the viewer to be immersed in a multicoloured sensory experience in an austere city void of figurative elements. Shadows, light and an exceptional colour palette are the only elements that bring the landscape alive.