Miaz Brothers Antimatter Series: A Boundless Vision
"We are interested in the 'perception' and not the 'representation' – a direct relationship with the senses and the capacity of the self when faced with the elaborate influx of information that nowadays is becoming more and more important." – Miaz Brothers, 2014
Antimatter Series: A Boundless Vision comprises of an all-female body of work, marking a brief departure from the Italian duo's previously male-dominated canvases. The visceral series leads the viewer on a journey through multiple variations of perceiving the same subject, stretching processes of identification to achieve something not fixed and limited but boundless and personal.
The Miaz Brothers continue their multifaceted airbrushing technique by erasing all unnecessary detail to gain a flawless movement of infinite particles of colour, constructing complex compositions that are not instantly recognisable but become clearer from a distance.
Their lack of detail calls for attention as viewers find themselves scanning each delicately subdued face to place together the larger picture. The Miaz Brothers force the viewer to filter their awareness of what they automatically see and what they naturally perceive, making a nod towards the philosophical implications of beauty and the role of portraiture in modern society. The skilful series attempts to regain a consciousness of the subtle and spiritual qualities that constitute each portrait, paraphrasing an ideology in which still-frames and fragments of memory become clouded and in turn re-establish the subject's truest form.