HERNAN MIRANDA By Hernan Miranda
My painting is based on the technique of classical painting, but with a different search. It is important to know the painting codes because it gives you more freedom to play, create and break the schemes according to your need, optimizing the visual aesthetics. I think contemporary realism is more pragmatic.
My work has a great influence on the composition of Juan Sánchez Cotán (Spanish 1560-1627) and Giorgio Morandi (Italian 1890-1964) and the treatment of the tonal values of the "Tenebrist School".
I seek to always be closer to the codes of Painting than of the photographic representation. With simple and vulgar elements, I try to look not only for "effects" but also for visual "affections" to communicate with the viewer. I like to play with the line, the form, the color, the geometry and the space, always stimulating the visual perception.
The series BI Realism .. is the integration of the real with the virtual, working in the support of the painting (Printed fabric, Paper, Wood) to coexist in aesthetic harmony within the painting, always working the illusionist aspect of the image
I work in oil, mixed media and I love to draw and carve in wood
Was born in Concepcion , Paraguay in 1960 .
Although he never studied art at any of fine arts academies, as an adolescent he attended several drawing work shops. He has developed this technique during his first art experiences and this has deeply influenced his managing of the 'Clarooscuro' and the tone value scale of these paintings. In the year 1987 he entered into te world of painting as an artist, organizing his first art show earning an award in drawing at a contest held by The 'Magister Gallery' in Asuncion . Since then he has developed his paintings in a very prolific way , participating at many arts shows in Asuncion an abroad. Obsessed by the light of the 'Tenebristas' painters, Miranda has studies the works of Rembrantd, Caravaggio, Vermeer and the Compositions of Sanchez Cotan, Giorgio Morandi and specially Antonio Lopez which has motivated him to seek beyond the academic virtuosity with a pragmatic painting .
Exploring deeper into the illusionist aspect of images , with a simple composition, Miranda not only seeks 'Visual Effect' but also 'Visual Affection' with elements through which the viewer finds easy communication and at the same time stimulates his visual perception. Upon studying the form and colors of the composition , the artist considers 'light' as being the protagonist of the paintings. At present Miranda is developing the 'Bi Realism series', which consist of integrating the support (Wood panel, canvas, paper, pasteboard, etc,) into the painting, conserving the visual aesthetics while bringing together the “real” and the “ Virtual “
From 1993 to 1997 he taught painting at the 'Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes' (National Fine Arts school) of Paraguay. Since 1998 he teaches realistic painting at the private studio and gives seminars at many institutions of art. At the moment, Hernan Miranda is living and working in the United Stated of America.
In his prolific artistic work, he has participated more than 450 group exhibitions
Some of the most important are.
Magister Gallery (Asunción-Paraguay) ; Nuevospacio Gallery (Asunción –Paraguay) ; Fábrica Gallery (Asunción –Paraguay) ; Artesanos Gallery (Asunción –Paraguay); Viejo Galpón Gallery (Asunción –Paraguay); Atelier Myriam Mattos (Montevideo – Uruguay); Hall Banco do Brasil ( Sta. María – Brasil); Asunción Cultural Center (Asunción –Paraguay) ; Moscoso Gallery (Washington DC –USA); Ana Scappini Gallery (Asunción –Paraguay); Stricoff Fine Art (NY – USA); Multiarte Gallery (Asunción –Paraguay); Cantegrill Country Club (Punta del Este – Uruguay); Galería Latina (Punta del Este – Uruguay); National Building Museum (Washington DC – USA); Arte Contemporáneo del Paraguay (Toulouse – France) ;Arte latinoAmericano y del Caribe -UNESCO 1999 (Paris-France) Art Expo New York (NY – USA) ; Laval Museum (Laval – France); Old Bridge Library (New Jersey – USA); Lincoln Center (NY – USA); CCPA; Cruzada Internacional de Arte (Bogotá – Colombia); Arte Actual Gallery (Asunción –Paraguay) ; Hotel Olimpia (Seul – South Korea); Yongdusan Gallery (Busan –South Korea); Centro Cultural Jeonju ( Jeonju – South Korea); Hotel Seowipo (Seowipo – South Korea); Monserrat Gallery (NY – USA); Emblerart Gallery (Fort Lauderdale – USA); Collection Privee Fine Arts (Miami – USA); Lurie Fine Arts (Boca Raton – USA); miArte Gallery (Coral Gables-USA) ,SeJong Center (Seoúl – South Korea); Sheraton Hotel (San Juan -Puerto Rico); Caesarea Gallery (Boca Raton – USA); miArte Gallery (Coral Gables-USA) .Bellarte Gallery (Seoul –South Korea); Suyu Gallery (North Miami-USA); Zahara Gallery (Coral Gables-USA); ;Exor Galleries (Boca Raton-USA); Tower Theatre (Miami-USA) ; Latin American Cultural Festival (Busan-South Korea);Chungnam Art Fair (South Korea);The Dongduk Artgallery (Seoul-South Korea); Korea Foundation Art Center (Seoul –Soth Korea);Art Expo NY 09- Exor Galleries (Boca Raton_USA); Regions Bank (Coral Gables-USA) ; Seoul Art Center (Seoul- South Korea) ; Art Expo NY 09 (NY-USA);Bellarte-Gallery(Seoul-South..Korea); Paredes- National Gallery 10 (South Beach-Miami-USA); Shang Du Museum (Zhngzhou – China) ; Cristina Chacon Gallery ( Coconut Grove) ; LGM International Art (Bogota – Colombia); Shanghai Art fair 2011 (Shanghai-China) ; ArteAmericas 2012 ( Miami – USA) ; Elite Fine Art (Miami- USA ) ; Shanghai 2012 (Shanghai – China ) ; KIAF 2012 ( Seoul –South Korea) ; Beijing Art Museum of Imperial City (Beijing –China ); Miami Book Fair 2012 (Miami- USA ) ; IAAF 2012 (Seoul –South korea) ; Ara Art Center (Seoul –South Korea); Paraguay mba e’ 2013 (Miami –USA ); LGM International Art ,KIAF 2013 (Seoul-South Korea) ; Six Art Gallery , Red Dot Art Fair 2014 (Miami-USA) : OEA (Washington DC-USA) ; Six Art Gallery, Spectrum Miami 2015 (Miami-USA) ; Finenze Gallery (Asuncion-Paraguay); 2016-Mokpo Cultural Center (Seoul-South Korea) ; Art Revolution Taipei 2017 (Taipei-Taiwan) ; Coral Gables Museum (Coral Gables-USA).; Arts Performance Gallery (Taipei -Taiwan) ; Miramar Cultural Center (Miami-USA); St.Thomas University Museum (Miami-USA). ; Kwan Fong Gallery- California Lutheran University (CA.- USA).
1998 .- Realization and installation of the painting “La Santisima Trinidad” to 'Queen of Apostles Catholic Church' , Alexandria ,VA -USA
1989 Nuevospacio Gallery(Asuncion -Paraguay)
1990 Fábrica Gallery(Asuncion -Paraguay)
1991 Viejo Galpón Gallery (Asuncion -Paraguay)
1992 Fábrica Gallery;
Artesanos Gallery (Asuncion -Paraguay)
1993 Fábrica Gallery (Asuncion-Paraguay)
OEA (Washington DC – USA)
1994 Fábrica Gallery (Asuncion -Paraguay)
1995 EOFULA (Washington DC – USA);
Scappini – La Marca Gallery(Asuncion -Paraguay)
1996 Van Goethem Fine Art (Washington DC – USA)
1997 Pequena Galeria (Asuncion -Paraguay)
1998 Pequena Galería (Asuncion -Paraguay),
Pequena Galería (Giclees)
1999 Pequena Galería (Asuncion -Paraguay)
Galeríe Salucci (Paris – France)
2000 Citibank Cultural Center (Asuncion-Paraguay)
2001 Gana Art Center (Seoúl – South Korea)
2002 Fundatión Raices (San Lorenzo-Paraguay)
2003 Citibank Cultural Center, (Asuncion -Paraguay)
Hernán Miranda Gallery (Asuncion -Paraguay)
2004 Jadite Gallery (NY – USA)
2005 OEA (Washington DC – USA)
Jadite Gallery (New York-USA)
2006 Galería Bellarte (Seoúl – South Korea);
Seoúl Arts Center (Seoúl – South Korea)
2007 Paraguay Embassy (Paris – Francia);
Museum of Pérouges (Ain - France).
CCPA (Asuncion -Paraguay)
Galerie au Theatre d' Hesdin - (Hesdin - France)
2008 Regions Bank (Coral Gables-USA)
Bellarte Gallery (Seoul –South Korea)
Zahara Gallery (Coral Gables-USA )
OAS (Washington DC –USA)
Exor Galleries (Boca Raton –USA)
2009 Instituto Italo Latino Americano (Rome –Italy)
Bellarte Gallery (Seoul –Soth Korea)
US Century Bank. (Coral Gables-USA)
2010 Rocca Paulina (Peruggia-Italia)
Art.Co- Gallery (Bogota-Colombia
Camara de Comercio (Bogota –Colombia)
2011 Espacio “Pilar” –( Asuncion – Paraguay)
Six Art Gallery (Miami – USA)
Critina Chacon Gallery ( coconut Grove – USA)
2012 Six Art Gallery (Miami-USA )
2013 Instituto Cervantes ,- ( Tokyo – Japon )
2015 Finenze Art Gallery (Asuncion -Paraguay)