Juan Miceli, Piranha, 2009. Sculpted elements, plastic, stones, and bones, 60 x 45 x 30 cm.

Juan Miceli

Buenos Aires

This Is Not A Gallery

Sculptor, installation, and performance artist Juan Miceli says, “I am my work.” Without him, the work doesn’t exist. Miceli thinks in terms of projects; he imagines worlds and works without previous formal organization or model. His strategy derives from the fact that he receives his inspiration from his materials—animal bones, teeth, and disposable plastic objects. Something, channeled through the materials, seems to speak to him, and his intuition guides him to create an entire world inhabited by fantastic beings that double as alter egos. Miceli says, “I understand art as a way of looking/seeing and fundamentally as a practice, a way of life…through my artistic production, I can’t help questioning the world around us and our culture.”…see the entire review in the print version of January/February’s Sculpture magazine.