CGI, retouching and Imaging are my standards by which I measure my businesses success. However, as an artist, my interests vary far and wide. Starting with this post, you’ll get a look at some of the more diverse projects studioMiguel gets up too under the moniker ‘Miggy’.
The first of these is the My Pop installation at a downtown studio space in historic Wichita Falls, TX.
My Pop. Your Pop. Our Pop. We’re Pop. is a commentary on how popular culture influences me as an artist as well as all of us. Not only do we share popular culture, we comprise it. The installation is a 150′ long window installation in an abandoned mens clothing store turned art studio. The owner converted the huge window panes into what he calls a ‘drive-by’ gallery space. I’ve longed to contribute something since we moved into the area in 2013. I wanted to energize the budding creative community that emerging in this once abandoned downtown area here in North Texas. I comped up each of the 22 windows with a pop culture icon that is important to me and influences my work in some way. I then added a single word, evoking the emotion or feeling I most strongly associate with the character. The pieces are divided by subject into 6 categories with 3 images each: Leading Men Leading Women Robots Comic Characters Musicians & Artists The last few windows are divergent in that they represent the kind of ideas the characters inspire as well as an essay. They are cut using Oracal 651 black and white and installed by myself and a team of 4 assistants. See the physical installation at 7th and Indiana in Wichita Falls, TX. Or follow the digital life of the show with #artofmiggy #mypopisyourpop or @artofmiggy.