Miguel Alejandro Machado Suarez Artemisa, Cuba, b. 1990

Miguel Alejandro Machado Suárez lives and works in Havana, Cuba. He approaches his work with antiquarian thoroughness and mixes motions and pictorial styles in his works. He often uses dark and contrasting oil colurs. His works vary greatly - from a kind of neo-baroque and expressionism to a mixture of hyperrealism and postimpressionism. He researches intensively, usually begins with a short, self-written story and then begins to express himself in different ways. In addition to his main medium, oil on canvas, he also includes other disciplines ranging from drawing and sculpture to animated film. His work is definitely contemporary, but also conveys the constant feeling of being powerfully connected to older styles.

 

His temporal and stylistic journeys are connected in his head like interwoven stories and mix there until they are completed in a final work on the canvas. His work, like all his imagination, is a hybrid space and at the same time a place of inner struggle. Miguel's art is intense, challenging and meaningful. His work shows a remarkable degree of reflection on the state of humakind in a universal context, as he explores the great questions of mankind and their relevance in our contemporary world. Miguel often mixes comic elements into his works, creating pictorial worlds that seem like a mixture of Delacroix and Disney. This is how he creates his own innovative and electrifying style.

 

„My artistic development has focused on an image process that has been influenced by different cultures. This has helped me better to understand who I am and in what direction I should guide my art. To perceive different cultures and to recognize the differences between them - this helps me to understand the basic common ground that is inherent in all of us. For this reason it is important for me to experience different cultures and also to produce there. I think it is our daily experience that leads to creative ideas."