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13.11.15

Miroir Noir @ Saatchi

De nuevo Miroir Noir seleccionados en Saatchi Art para su selección semanal de novedades. Como siempre, vendido dos días después... // Back again Miroir Noir @ Saatchi Art weekly selection, with the monster version (190x180cm) of Miroir Noir successful 'Plazma Dog'.

28.10.15

Other Summer distractions (Catalogue)

Notícias de Miroir Noir - Paralelné Svety, el PDF del catálogo de la exposición de este verano en Bratislava ya se puede ver o descargar aquí // Miroir Noir - Paralelné Svety exhibition castalogue PDF version it's ready and free to read or  download here.
Parallel Universes-catalogue

17.8.15

Summer distractions

He estrenado taller este verano, y he empezado a colaborar con grandes pintores. Va pa largo que tengo muchos volúmenes. Un par de muestritas, y a ver si empiezo a escanear. #Cecilismo

Abraham and the three angels (play football). with J.B. Tiepolo.
Dead Christ holded by an Angel (Plasmatic Jesus),with Antonello de Messina.

23.7.15

And now: Landscapes!

Para los curiosos, hemos colgado en la web de Miroir Noir una selección de los paisajes que estuvimos pintando en Bellavista esta primavera con Milos Koptak. Noir landscapes!! // For those curious about the work done in our 'Mexico Residence', we've finally uploaded some pics at Miroir Noir site; our first landscapes. There is a text nice to be read before the viewing.
 Please visit: http://www.miroirnoir.org/panorama-g22.html

@Miroir Noir: Garrofer III, acrylic on canvas, 60x30cm, 2015

10.7.15

Uncovering Miroir Noir



Un regalo de los amigos Zora y Nicolas para la expo en Bratislava de Miroir Noir; han acabado editando, (¡nos habíamos olvidado!) con mucho chiste una broma que estuvimos rodando por hacer algo con las visitas parlanchinas y su cámara de fotos que grababa vídeos, una tarde de pedo havanero en el estudio de Milos hace tres inviernos. ///
We can't hide anymore this document uncovering the real truth about Miroir Noir painting group and their working methods. Shot under the influence in MN old studio in Bratislava, some three winters ago, the time has come to show people what really has been happening. (SVK-ENG emb.subs.)
By Zora Stassova Creative Studio​ and @Nicolas Arnaud!!

13.6.15

Miroir Noir 'Parellel Universes' @ GMB (SK)



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Copipasteo el artículo de la web de Miroir Noir donde detallamos qué y como sobre la expo en Bratislava, por si le interesa a algun despistado políglota. En Eslovaquia la cosa va en serio, GMB ya es un museo a la clásica, el de la ciudad de Bratislava. A nivel de mecánicas, es curioso que se vendan más piezas en una muestra donde no se ponen las piezas a la venta que en una galería comercial. Misterios del arte y sus canales de comercio. Para quien quiera hacerse una idea visual de la instalación, opening y fiestecilla post-retro, pues a visitar los tres enlaces al final de la versión inglesa. Tot va anar molt bé i n'estem molt contents. ///
We are very happy with the exhibition at Palffyho Palace, the most beautiful of the Bratislava Town Gallery (GMB) buildings. It has been nearly four years since we had our last solo show in Bratislava, but it has been worth waiting. Opening June 9th. Exhibition until August 30th. Visiting hours from 11 to 18 except Mondays.
The show will consist of a selection of the twenty (20) most representative works from the three first series in the Gallery section here on the site, which are:
     COMUNION                CANIS L.                   PROPTER N.            
COMUNION           CANIS LUNAE            PROPTER NUPTIAS          
We came to the gallery with more than 30 paintings, but the power of the collection told us that the installation had to be very simple and spacious, as every one of the pieces to be shown was powerful and self explanatory, and could even use much more blank wall in-between than what we finally could give them. So we ended turning down all redundant or superfluous pieces, until getting an essential presentation. Very pleasant and smooth to walk through, and a smart syntethisation of our work and evolution for the past nearly three years.

We must thank our collectors for their patience and collaboration, as half of the pieces here (and in Mikulov exhibition) are coming from private collections. We thought it was important to show the highlights of our rare production, so we once again bothered them with our requests and annoyances. All of them understand that we're on a mission, and they are on it with us.
Please visit our FB page for the full photo-documentary on installation and opening and after-party.

12.6.15

Miroir Noir @ Mikulov (CZR)

Aquí el cartel de la expo que todavía pude visitarse en el (acabamos de volver!!) brutal castillo de Mikulov, en la sorprendentemente provenzal región de Pálava. La expo recoge trabajos de Miroir Noir desde el principio a 2011-12, en una especie de retrospectiva, en la que sobretodo se presentan trabajos sobre papel. Hay un increíble reportaje de la instalación en nuestro FB.
Be aware of the still ongoing Miroir Noir exhibition @ Mikulov Castle... We've added some new pictures to our FB from installation in so beautiful surroundings... As the trip to Mikulov is. It's definitely worth it. This exhibit is kind of retrospective, showing works from 2007 to 2011, and it shows the gap (say evolution) of the group's work in the last eight years, comparing with the also ongoing exhibition at GMBratislavy. Photography: @Zuzana Knězeková (big thanks for all the fish!!)

19.5.15

'El Sol Horizontal' cover, by Miroir Noir

Cedimos una imagen de Miroir Noir para la portada de un libro de poesía en castellano, 'El sol horizontal' de nuestra amiga Irene Jové!! // We yielded an image for the cover for a beautiful spanish poetry book, 'El sol horizontal' by Irene Jové!!
Day-break , acrylic on canvas, 100x80cm, 2010. Private Collection

30.4.15

Miroir Noir @ Bellavista

El último encuentro de trabajo de Miroir Noir. Se ha dicho que fue en El Rancho Bellavista, Tamaulipas, Mexico... // Miroir Noir last working meeting a Bellavista, Tarragona, Spain. It has been said it happened in El Rancho Bellavista, Tamaulipas, Mexico...
MN @ Mexico                      


Bromeando en FB acerca de que Tarragona se pareciese tanto al arquetipo europeo de México, dijimos que habíamos estado en una residencia, patrocinados por Tequila El Jimador, y muchos de nuestros amigos nos han estado preguntando acerca de nuestro viaje mexicano. El poder de desinformación en internet!! Haced clic en imágenes para ver el álbum completo del día 'del tonto de abril' @ FB. Durante estas semanas estuvimos pintando juntos algunos pequeños paisajes al aire libre aunque sobretodo en el taller que montamos en el patio trasero de casa. Ya han sido enviados a nuestro estudio principal en Bratislava para acabarlos y barnizarlos, abajo una pequeña muestra de mini fotos de trabajo. // We joked on FB about Tarragona being so similar to Mexico, we stated that we'd been on a residence there, sponsored by Tequila El Jimador. So many of our friends asked about our mexican trip. The power of internet misinformation. Click images to see full April's fool day album @ FB.We were painting some small-sized open-air landscapes for the first time together. They have been already sent to our main studio in Bratislava to be finished and varnished, but here's a small view. As always this are still working pictures.
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They look more like Massachussets than Tarragona, but, hey ho, we're Miroir NOIR.

27.2.15

StyleNoChaser Mag Interview


http://www.stylenochaser.com/article/transitory-trances-with-rai-escale

Una entrevista como las de antes, que te hacen intentar explicar los mecanismos subyacentes al acto creativo, y un poco recapitular. Para el Magazine de tendencias en NY Style No Chaser // Style No Chaser Magazine says: 
'Spaniard, Rai Escalé is a very moving individual in more ways than one.  His words are sagely calming and subtly scolding at the same time.  He understands human nature perfectly but also does not believe that we are powerless in changing innate behavioral traits.  He believes that art could literally calm the world down.  Rai depends on a fluctuating process of going in and out of his own psyche to uncover, recover and reveal images that cause his audience look and look again.  Rai knows that his process and creations are unpredictable and could cause gallery owners/collectors some hesitancy, but he is also aware that an artist has to be expressively truthful.  Rai’s words teach us in a non-condemnatory way that a simple life that takes loved ones, nature and travel very seriously is a good life.  And when you add the creation of truthful and beautiful art to the mix, it is like you have Heaven on Earth.' Click to read the full interview