Fine Art

About "del Rey"

Bio

Miguel Del-Rey Vergara ( October 26,1991) is a Spanish sculptor and figurative artist. Born and raised in Madrid, Spain. Miguel is a graduate from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2018, at the same enrolling in the Art Student’s League of New York in September 2016


Statement

My work celebrates the human condition by depicting the body and its infinite expressive ability. The human figure is the most complex form a sculptor can ever attempt to represent, yet the more you explore it the more you realize that it is a language of it's own and it offers one of the most effective approaches to communicate ideas and emotions. I am interested in presenting the human figure in such a way that there is a perfect balance between realism and abstraction. When I depict the nude figure as my subject, I strip it of such elements as identity, time and place to focus the viewer's attention on what it is to be human. The interplay of what is depicted versus what is cropped or simplified, creates an interesting dialogue and evokes feelings through elements such as rhythm and composition.

My work is meant to be enjoyed without a written statement to support it. The focus of my artistic efforts is to create sculptures that can be judge upon their aesthetic attributes. Without any later input from the artist..

As an artist, I keep a very close, intimate relationship with my process, and in that sense, it goes beyond the physical manipulation of material. I try to be aware of my state of mind during the creative process, letting my emotions and intuition lead the way of my sculpting. Confidence is a huge factor. When confidence is induced in the sculpture, the form flows in space in a convincing way. Even the less-refined parts should show this confidence in their abstraction. The process of creating these sculptures is an experience that feels like meditation and is very intimate; spiritual


Education

2008  Comic & Illustration Certificate   Mangaspirit

2018   BFA Sculpture   Academy of Art University

2018   Certificate  Sculpture   Art Students League of New York
 
Mentors -Thomas Marsh (AAU), Arslan (ASL), Johnathan Shahn(ASL)

Studied with: -Alicia Ponzio  -Barny Hodes -Tony Antonios  -Steven Krochman  -Guy Wilson -Nils Krueger -Mark Reynolds -Akira Beard


Awards                                                 2018 Ann & Bruno Lucchesi ASL Grant. /(juror: Jan Castro)


Group Exhibitions                        

2016 NY Sculpture Space, Annual show. Curated by Andrew and Magda

2017 Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery. Johnathan Shahn’s Juried concourse. (Awarded with the Red dot)

2017 Academy of Art University, Online Spring Show.

2018 Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery. Tony Antonios Juried concourse (Awarded with the blue dot)

2018 Academy of Art University, Online Spring Show.

2018 Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery. Arslan’s concourse. (Awarded with the Blue dot)

2018 Culture Ride, At Yara Art Gallery. Williamsburg, Brooklyn (N.Y)

2018 Pop Up Show, The perspective collective, Chelsea. Manhattan (NY)

2018 PlAXAL Gallery “Fear” show. LIC Artists. LIC (NY)

Future Exhibitions

2019 Greenwich International Art Fair

2019 Art Expo New York, “Raising Artist”


                                                                

Commissions                                   Makoto Maeda, “Portrait of M. Maeda” (2018)

Enrique Vergara “Untitled” (2013)


   

Publications

Linea, The refugee, (Red Dot) http://www.asllinea.org/category/the-salon/art/

Linea, Makoto Maeda, (Blue Dot) http://www.asllinea.org/category/the-salon/art/

The Stirling Spoon, Online literacy magazine (Sept-2018)

https://thestirlingspoon.com/issue-one/

The Cools, (Oct-2018) https://cools.com/eileen-fisher-knitwear-fall-18/amp/

Figurative Artists, (2018) https://www.figurativeartist.org/artists/medium/sculpture/

The Great sculpture.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BohMNXuApI_/?taken-by=the_great_sculpture