Ref MM3 – “The yellow pear” – Oil on linen 50 x 40 cm £1400 framed.
I was inspired by Caravaggio.
Milixa Morón Profile
I am Milixa Morón a Venezuelan realist painter. I was born in 1977 and my interest in drawing and painting began early. Through all my childhood I attended painting classes until my secondary school.
After I graduated in 1994 I enrolled to the Design Institute of Valencia where I studied Graphic Design. When I finished I travelled to London and studied English for a year. Whilst I was there, I followed a course at the Camberwell College of Art and visited many art museums and exhibitions which inspired me enough to dedicate my life totally to painting. In 2000, just a few months after I returned to my home country, I enrolled at the Giovanni Battista Scalabrini Academy of Art where I gained knowledge in the great traditions of western art. Whilst I was there I had the opportunity to work for few months at the studio of the director and artist Francesco Santoro.
I have exhibited in many galleries in various countries, and won some prizes and awards.
In the summer of 2006 I went to the Academy of Realist Art (ARA) in Toronto, Canada where I carried out a few workshops as well as the first level of the programme.
At the beginning of 2007 I enrolled at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, completing my studies there in January 2010. I then found a studio in a community art space (for 2 years) where many other artists had their own studio too. I am now also following the programme “La scuola libera del nudo” at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence and have my own private studio where I paint, teach and developing my career.
I am a realist painter, devoted to the resurgence and preservation of representational painting in art.
I have a wide range of sources of inspiration, mostly mythology of different cults, religions or cultures, universal symbols, universal believes which I could agree with or don’t, psychological behaviour, stories or people from history that left us an important reflection or thought. I’m driven to paint these kinds of themes not only because I like them but also because I love the feeling they transmit to me – for a while I become them, I feel their knowledge, their pain or agony, their power, their mystery.
I love the creation of painting, how they become alive as you work on them and I am working to create an unforgettable iconic image whose narrative and gaze transcend time, location, gender, culture, ethnicity, predisposition and the like.
Being inspired by all these, I love painting different forms, colors, values and textures. Always my still life has some meaning; and in representing figures and portraits I try my best to capture the personality of the sitter.