Alex Mjares’ Biggest Work to be Revealed for Art Basel Week 2014
It was a pleasure visiting the studio of Miami artist Alexander Mijares. One of the highlights was seeing his latest work in progress. At an ambitious size of 7 feet tall and 18 feet of width, it is his biggest work to date. It rivals the size of Picasso’s Guernica. The enormous 1939 painting was in part a source of inspiration for Alex Mijares’ new work. Notice how Alex began this work with a grayscale undertone much like Guernica. However, later he could not resist adding color and employing a new found style of painting. His new works have evolved from his trademark meticulously rendered patterns to a more expressionistic approach. “I like this approach better, it gives me more freedom when painting,” he explained.