02 May MIGUEL ANDRÉS // EMPREMTA 2017 FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE PERFORMANCE
Researcher, existential and reflective.
Miguel Andrés is a Spanish based artist born in Yecla (Murcia) in 1982. Vocational creative. He came to art by necessity, after studying and worked as a publicist for more than a decade.
His work begins to develop self-taught in late 2008. He investigates different disciplines until finally focuses on working with his body. Making performance and video art main focus of his work.
He has participated in many exhibitions and festivals at national and international levels; winning several awards, grants and commendations.
I cannot imagine world without any way that creating, investigating, and reflecting. Art turns on engine of my life. The escape valve of my emotion, personality, and intellect. Also in my way to connect with world and trying to understand it.
Human being and all about it are the main focus of my researches. Discovering the essence of human being, as well as his nature. It becomes in an exciting adventure, because everything that surrounds man fascinates me and must be explored.
Looking for an utopian world, social justice and human rights. Also a fierce criticism of capitalism and consumer society. This issues resonate as leitmotiv in my work. Turning my art into a political and vindictive act with the aim of wake up awareness.
My body is brush and canvas for my creations. A transgressive weapon with which to communicate, to generate dialogues and new languages through performance and video art.
First-person research is paramount in my creation process. It intertwines with the personal to become in an enriching work of self-knowledge. Looking insatiably for a transcendence through art to find a meaning to this life that seems to lack it.
Since its start in March 2011, the war in Syria has killed 400,000 people and displaced more than 11 million from their homes. According to figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the war has caused more than 5 million people to migrate, one of the largest exoduses in recent history.
Meanwhile, the developed countries, led by the European Union, far from finding a solution to the conflict, are investing millions of euros in preventing the displaced from crossing their borders.
Every boat that comes ashore off the European coast, every group of displaced people looking for a safe place to live is an echo of a conflict that is still raging and in which all international laws on political asylum are being violated. The echoes from Syria.
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