name is Maurizio Miele. Born 10. 6. 63. started painting and colouring
in April 1995. Influences - Picasso, Jazz/Fusion music, Indian music,
Hendrix. Occupation: music teacher since age 14 years old. Self
employed. Aim: to help people be happy and content with their mind.
To encourage and help each other to create a world of peace and
happiness. I admire people who help pensioners, handicapped, less
fortunate who cannot do things for themselves. To encourage love
to each and every one.
began his painting career in a park in San Francisco. In 1995, many
miles from his native Huddersfield , England, he was impressed by
the work of an aspiring " plein-air " artist and decided to follow
suit. He has never looked back since. Over the last seven years,
he has built up a rich understanding of how oils and colours could
be bent to the artist's will experimenting with different canvas
sizes and drawing on early twentieth century painting for inspiration.
Picasso is a towering influence. Music is the other creative passion
of his life. Since the age of 10 he has been dedicated to the craft
of the guitar player so that by 17 he was playing professionally.
years he has written and composed his own songs and produced his
own music CDs. He currently teaches guitar ,bass,drums and general
band training. He was also well known as the inventor and maker
of the " Upside down guitar " which was featured in the USA guitar
player magazine in the September 93 issue. His influences include
Jimi Hendrix and Ritchie Blackmore.
first thing that strikes you about a Maurizio canvas is the raw
use of colour. Primary colour is placed boldly next to primary colour.
Abstract symbols mix with facial references and hints of landscapes.
Some of his earlier pieces speak of anger and frustration with those
close to him. More recent works sing with confident reds and dazzling
yellow-golds. Each painting starts with an acceptance that his subconscious
will dictate the choice of colour, form and pattern as the painting
evolves. Intuition guides the evolution of the painting until it
is complete. From start to finish Maurizio finds painting a relaxing
process, a means of escape from writing music and other life pressures.
: Zainal Muhammad