Born in Milan and living and working out of Valencia, sibling duo Roberto and Renato Miaz, (Miaz brothers), use layers of aerosol paint to create large-format canvases that appear out of focus. Challenging traditional notions of portraiture, the hazy renderings push the limits of perception and interpretation. “Unlike photography,” the artists state, “where you can always extract the reality of a face… the painting is inexorable, that face will be invisible for all eternity.”
Their first exhibition was in 1996, at the Viafarini Gallery in Milan, sparking a series of new experiments in unconventional venues such as nightclubs and music events. Since then, the brothers have collaborated with an array of iconic brands, including Nike and Swatch watches, exhibited on international grounds, and won prestiges awards such as the 5th Arte Laguna Awards in 2011 and the Amposta Museum of Contemporary Art International Biennial Prize in 2010.