Joan Miro is a Spanish painter and sculptor known for his Surrealist works. He was born in Barcelona in 1893 and is widely regarded as one of the most important Surrealists of the 20th century. His works are characterized by bright colors and abstract shapes, often depicting human figures and animals. He was awarded the Grand Prize for Painting at the Venice Biennale in 1954 and was awarded the International Sculpture Prize at the Sao Paolo Biennale in 1959. He died in 1983 at the age of 90. Here you will find the latest news, articles, and videos about his life and works.
In “A Making of Ghosts,” Kudzanai-Violet Hwami plays with scale and perspective to collapse emotional states. In Murikishi (all works 2023), one image of a sleeping man appears superimposed over another; each is naked, lounging with legs spread. The fleshy tones are choppy and halting, the paint’s texture mimicking a kind of digital malfunction. Hanging to the left, a smaller canvas, Stan 4, depicts a man in profile. Both works are set against a wallpapered monochrome photograph of the back of a man’s head. By layering the images, Hwami pierces moments of privacy with the invasiveness of the