London, Middlesex, United Kingdom
About Miguel Laino
Painting is my primary way of interpreting, reflecting and responding to the multitude of forms of things that we all attract into every moment of our lives. It is also me being a witness and striving to remember that everything is either a manifestation of Love or of fear. And that only Love is real. This outlook, like painting itself, demands the utmost presence and unbiased observation, or else the essence of each thing can be lost in a moment - and along with it the truth. It is easy to become polarised, to become a crusader or a hedonist. It is easy to confuse objectivity with nihilism too. But witnessing is hard. And painting is the hardest kind of witnessing. But is also the most rewarding thing I can possibly imagine. My work is my testimony and my expression of gratitude for each fleeting, unique thing that expresses its essence through its form and then returns to the mystery from which we all arise.
Central Saint Martins College
September 18-21 "Summa Art Fair"
July 4th to August 2nd - James Freeman Gallery
April 2014 - "Continental Shift" exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, London
Work in collection: CAC
December 2013 - Griffin Gallery, London - Saatchi Art "Painted Faces" Showdown Finalists' Exhibition (1st Place Winner)
One-to-Watch artist in Saatchi Art.
Selected on Invest in Art.
Rebecca Wilson, organised a curators project on Saatchi Art and my work was selected by the following curators:
Nina Miall (Director Haunch of Venison), Nicolas Trembley (Curator Syz Collection), Matthias Harder (Chief Curator Helmut Newton Foundation), Cheryl Sim ( Curator DHC Art), Andrea Schlieker (Independent Curator), Paolo Colombo (Istanbul Museum of Modern Art), Cathy Lomax (Director Transition Gallery), Aoife Rosenmeyer ( Curator and art critic).
My piece Didier was chosen by Chantal Joffe as the winner of the Painted Faces Showdown in Saatchi Art and exhibited at The Griffin Gallery. London.