Miguel Ángel Mayoral
Miguel Ángel Mayoral
Miguel Ángel Mayoral graduated at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Castilla-La Man-cha (Spain) with a Mention in Arts Projects Plastic (2016-2020). This late student period included an Erasmus stay Italy, as a student of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. Although he con-siders himself self-taught, in the past he received training in graphic design, animation film and cartoons, painting, drawing and ceramics. During the first half of the 90s he briefly dabbled in the world of comics, editing a small fanzine that was received with good reviews. At the same time, he drew for various national and international publications. Before, in the late 80s he worked sporad-ically for graphic arts companies, commercial firms, libraries, ... also, fleetingly, in an advertising agency and a local newspaper. At present he is interested in working experimenting with the as-semblage technique, with its own personal style. In the future, he wants to do ceramic sculp-tures.
My place of birth doesn't matter; It's about a accident, a non-chosen condition, a circumstance for which I am not responsible; its influence in my artistic production it doesn’t exist. I was born in a place that doesn't excite me; I am, therefore, immune to nationalism. I feel that better and more stimuli and incentives are generated when a person experiences intercultural societies, since one of my purposes as a creator is global scale, it is to seduce the greatest number and different individuals. With my works I intend to provoke pleasure or a feeling of well-being in the viewer; also, experience it myself during creation. Always I showed a greater inclination towards drawing and painting. Now I consider myself a multidisciplinary artist; but what I am not is conceptual artist. I believe that some objects can awaken aesthetic emotions or delight in who contemplates them. I defend physicality and evocative power “per sé” of material artistic work –as well as the fetish, the amulet, the talisman, the totem– without the need for instructions from use, explanations and previous, simultaneous, or subsequent indications, by its author and any other intermediary. I am not in favour of developing my creative journey by moving exclusively within a singular field or a closed style. Stick on for an entire artistic trajectory to the unique style, reduces the possibilities of enjoyment, surprise, freedom, evolution, and survival. You run the risk that the public will soon tire of your work, for having it has become too predictable. I move within the parameters of figuration, somewhere between abstraction and realism. Imaginary representations attract me and un-reliable of nature, animals, plants and humans. Now, I feel more identified with the role of the illustrator, the artistic director or the graphic designer, than with the artist who exhibits in galleries, fairs and museums. I am very interested in the educated public, but it gives me greater pleasure than my works become part of popular culture. I am not a conceptual artist; if art only encompasses this single artistic movement or current, I would not be interested in it. I admit that can exist exceptions but, since always, I have been captivated by the lines, the shapes, the lights, the colors, the features, the physical beauty, the matter, water, nature, ... Except in the case of music, art has always won me over by eyes. The art stops making sense to me if what is seen is underestimated or it is not given the right importance to the physical and material object.