“Amazonian” by Lola de Miguel Opens This Week in SoHo, NYC
What is the effect of a global pandemic in an artist’s work? Before Covid-19, the work of Spanish fine artist Lola de Miguel presented nature in all its splendor, that is bold, celebratory, and full of brightness. However, the last year-and-a-half has been a time of self-reflection on her relationship …
What is the effect of a global pandemic in an artist’s work? Before Covid-19, the work of Spanish fine artist Lola de Miguel presented nature in all its splendor, that is bold, celebratory, and full of brightness. However, the last year-and-a-half has been a time of self-reflection on her relationship with nature for the artist. As we are coming out of the pandemic, de Miguel’s use of color has acquired a new meaning and purpose, it has evolved into a more serene, calm, and delicate palette. In her new exhibition titled Amazonian, the artist invites the viewer to make space for renewed emotions. The work itself has become lighter, atmospheric, and ethereal. It invites to new ways of seeing light — subtle, almost invisible, and poetic.
Her new show Amazonian opens tomorrow Wednesday, June 2nd from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm in SoHo at 52 Greene Street, 3rd Floor.
“…Nature plays a crucial role in my life, and I feel the urge to generate awareness that will lead to social action to protect it. This past year gave me the opportunity to experience Nature from a new perspective, feeling as if I was part of it, merging with its spirit in those moments, when there were no other places or other beings to go to. Nature became my ally, my inspiration and colors changing across the seasons brought a deep sense of hope and continuity. I want it to bring a feeling of connectedness and a sense of new beginning. Light and Hope are the ultimate goal, the soul, the beginning and the end of this collection. Nature is bigger than us,” wrote the artist.
Lola de Miguel is an explorer, a truly international spirit, and a learner. She was born in a small town in Spain, but her endless seek for personal growth has taken her to live in 6 different countries and experience multiple careers and cultures. She is well-known in the art community of New York City since she’s had five solo exhibitions in Manhattan in the past few years. Through her five shows — “African Memories,” “Underwater Emotions,” “New York City Inspires,” “The Jungle,” and “Mother Earth Love” — de Miguel has explored themes of spirituality, sense of place, memory, and the environment. The Amazonian exhibition takes us deeper into the inherent relationship between humankind and nature. Amazonian aims to open visitor’s hearts and souls through de Miguel’s use of rich colors and evocative textures inviting us to see a renewed world under a renewed light.
Starting June 2nd, the exhibition will be open for private viewing. For more details, check out her Instagram feed.