Angel Muriel Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Angel Muriel
Live in: Madrid, Spain
Artworks for sale: 26.00
Angel Muriel Artist Bio:
"The Dali-esque work of Angel Muriel, simultaneously attractive and repulsive, with weird scenarios that elegantly and humorously illustrate futility of existence, is one of the most intriguing chapters of contemporary Spanish art. The paintings swell out in burlesques of constantly mutating figures; buried in a rubble of tongues and teeth, fleshy mounds taking on all the colours of a frog in a blender. This is a surprising body-tissue eroticism, a bold desecration of the spiritual nature. Caught up in dark scandals, there are glimpses of sideways glances, bulbous eyeballs and round-toothed grimaces. The works emphasise the fleeting nature of life with its impossibly shifting boundaries. Syrupy faces emerge from the smooth veneers, and are finally swallowed up by amorphous forms. Bubblegum blown heads bloom and float around like balloons wearing mutilated wattles and double chins. These oracles spout incomprehensible psychobabble, their marshmallow soft skin-tag spill over in fatty folds. Piles of voluptuous bodies are deformed with swollen ankles and withered arms, the spawn of a Modigliani and Bottero romance. Uncomfortable to look at, but nonetheless mesmerising, Muriel’s unusual works are incredibly theatrical. His hallucinogenic visions arise from assigning the psyche a physical form. These hairless human slow-worms ooze from every pore of the canvas, suffering their extreme Elephantitus, questioning the meaning we attach to things through religion or superstition. Here, everything eventually boils down to erotic ecstasy; they writhe in an agony that only death will relieve- and simply hitting these strange ganglions with a Bible will not suddenly make them disappear. (from Hashtag) "