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Meet the Artist | Interview with Mireia

Mireia is a mixed media artist who graduated from the London Metropolton University with a degree in Architecture. Since her childhood, Mireia has felt a passion for art, which balances her interests in more pragmatic areas such as mathematics and physics. She enjoys the rationality of subjects that have defined rules, but also the way art allows her to explore beyond limits. This is reflected in both Mireia's personality and her vocation as an architect; a profession that is both rational and creative. Art provides Mireia with the opportunity to embrace chaos and express herself from emotion and instinct, without any rules to follow.

1) Which art movement do you consider most influential on your practice?
Impressionism and minimalism.
2) Where do you go and when to make your best art? 
To my studio, which is a glazed garden room, early in the morning. If it is a luminous day, I feel very energetic and most inspired.
3) How do you describe your 'creative process'?
I would describe it as an emotional, intuitive journey from chaos to coherence. It usually starts with excitement or happiness as the beginning of a piece always fills me with joy. I allow my ideas to flow freely onto the canvas. I experiment with different materials to create textures; cement, plaster, yesso, sand, and I also try different colors, viewing chaos as a catalyst for creativity rather than something to be controlled. I let the artwork transform based on the emotions that I am feeling and my intuition. The journey from chaos to coherence might take hours, or days. I only finish a piece when I feel it is right and I like it. If I don't feel it, I can leave it for a few days and then retake the work.
4) Which artist, living or deceased, is the greatest inspiration to you?
I greatly admire JW Turner and August Rodin. Any of their artworks inspire me.
5) If you weren't an artist, what would you do?
As both an architect and an artist, I have a genuine passion for my work. I think I would like to work in anything design related.
6) What do you listen to for inspiration?
I love painting either in complete silence or immersed in the soothing sounds of nature. When it comes to tasks like photographing, listing, or packing my artwork, I usually prefer to have indie and pop music playing in the background.
7) If you could own one artwork, and money was no object, which piece would you acquire?
August Rodin´s Torso, currently at the Metropolitan Museum of art in New York.
8) If your dream museum or collection owner came calling, which would it be?
The Tate Modern in London or the MOMA in New York.
9) What is your key piece of advice for artists embarking on a fine art or creative degree today?
Remember that artistic journeys are often nonlinear, and perseverance is crucial in overcoming challenges and achieving long-term success.
10) What is your favourite book of all time (fiction or non fiction)?
The subtle art of not giving a F by Mark Manson and Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell.
11) If you could hang or place your artwork in one non-traditional art setting, where would that be?
In the heart of a forest, surrounded by a light-filled glazed room, or within a vast abandoned concrete factory adorned with high ceilings and broken windows.
12) What was the biggest lesson your university course or time studying taught you?
Success is not only about intelligence but also about putting in the hard work.
13) And finally, if we were to fast forward 10 years, where would we find you?
I aspire to establish my own architectural and art practice, allocating equal time to my two passions: art and architecture. My goal is to exhibit and sell my work on a global scale.

Learn more about Mireia and discover her collection of paintings.

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