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Aída Miró Vicente

by José P Ribas


After spending the summer driving around all over the Island visiting some of our best-known international artists, sculptors, ceramists and painters, it was lovely to find an artist almost on our doorstep this week.

It means we have the opportunity and the privilege to show some of the new works of Aída Miró Vicente, at the age of 26 already being seen as one of our most talented and creative young painters.

We travelled just five kilometres from Sant Antoni to Buscastell - or “Forada”, as the area should be properly known. There, right in front of the tiny church that doesn’t look like a church, is the “Bar-Art-Gallery Can Tixedó”, where Aída Miró exhibits her latest creations.

The gallery was opened in the bar about four years ago by a young businessman and art-lover, Juan Colomar, the eldest son of the Colomar family, “Juanito de Can Tixedó” (he himself possesses a real, natural talent for drawing and the opening of the gallery was the result of his artistic interest).

Since its opening, the gallery has been working non-stop, showing exhibitions successfully one after the other all the year around.

From the very beginning, Juanito and the gallery had the support and the backing of real experts, some of the best artists from the Island and also his personal friends (Toni Hormigo, Julio Bauzá, Mario Stafforini, Pedro Hormigo and Ginés among others). Their advice and exhibitions have helped a lot in the success and the good name of the gallery.

But one of the intentions of Juanito, as gallery manager, is to open doors to new, young, talented artists. He always keeps a few weeks in the year to exhibit new material from new artists, local or outsiders, as he did two years ago with Aída Miró in her first individual exhibition in Sant Antoni (her second individual exhibition on the Island).

So we all met last Tuesday, Aída Miró, Juanito Tixedó, Gary and I, to see and to witness Aída’s latest works “Desnudas y Bailando”, as she has called the series of paintings that she is presenting in this exhibition.

What we can see at the gallery is a selection of paintings of female bodies that in my opinion are done with a technique that is improving in every new work and contain quite a good dose of female sensitiveness and sensuality.

But they are also done with intense passion as one can see in the strong and hot background colours.

Aída Miró Vicente was born in Eivissa on 14th August 1976, and passed her childhood living in the country with her Ibicenco family.

In 1992, at the age of sixteen, Aída started her artistic studies at the “Escola d’Arts i Oficis d’Eivissa” (the local Art School), where she passed her first degrees in Art. Two years later, Aída matriculated in Fine Arts at the Valencia University (Facultad de Bellas Artes San Carlos, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia), in which she gained the highest marks in 2000.

She started studying the speciality of art restoration, because “I was very interested in knowing and learning the techniques and the processing of this discipline. But after a time, I felt like I had to do my own. I got tired of working on somebody else’s jobs, so, I started doing my own paintings.

“I always used oil-paint, I also have used other techniques, basically to know them, but with the oil I get the results that I want.”

“I started with paintings related to Africa and the “black” music. They were always figurative, the human figure and portraits.

“When I finished my studies, after passing my degrees, I went for a trip and I ended up in a circus school in Barcelona (Escuela de Circo Rogelio Rivel). For two years I was studying circus techniques, like acrobatics, theatre, dance and humour. Then I had very little time for painting. Even so, I carried on painting also exhibiting and presenting my paintings to concourses.

“In this, my last exhibition for the moment, “Desnudas y Bailando” (Naked and Dancing) I mean to reflect a little of this world, the performance, the spectacle, in which I have introduced myself. This exhibition is also exclusively of feminine themes. I work with naked bodies and ballerinas, the movement and the human figure.

“I never had a studio exclusively mine, just for painting; I have always painted at home, waiting for the place and the time to begin to paint, most of the times at night when my family was in bed. Then I had the place and the time for me to paint.

“In my house in Barcelona, the apartment walls were painted pink with red and purple. This is why I started using these background colours in my glamorous girls’ paintings in this exhibition.

“I believe that femininity can never be as well represented by man as by woman; it is seen from another point of view, with other eyes.

“Women have always been a high motive of inspiration, representing the beauty for the masculine eyes, for painters and poets, but also the greed of possession, of domination

“I paint from references of photography that I take myself or that I find in good photography books and adapt them to my representative intentions. Most of the time these photos are black and white, then I choose the colours that I want to use. They can be very varied, depending on how I feel at the time, the ideas and feelings that I try to express in my paintings.

“Colours always have been what impassionate me most in the paintings; the sensations that they produce and the effects that one can reach with the contrast of them.

“Now my plans are to keep on studying. I’m very interested in the world of performance, of the circus and the spectacle, and to paint about this world. In September I will go to Bristol, in the UK, where I will start a new course of scenography. It is my intention to increase my knowledge in the two fields, to join the two worlds, to create scenography and paintings inspired by this world and its people.

“The world of art galleries doesn’t interest me so much. I think there is a little too much frivolity in it. All I really want is to have more time to learn and paint, to be able to follow a line of creativity that I have - more or less - already got clear in my mind.”


Sala Josep Renau, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

“Art Jove”, Galería Alhadros, Eivissa, Balears, Spain
“Teteria Hierbabuena”, Valencia, Spain
“Bar-Galería Los Picapiedra”, Valencia, Spain

“Supermercado del Arte”, Eivissa, Balears, Spain

“Pub Area”, Eivissa, Balears, Spain
“Bar-Galería Negrito”, Valencia, Spain

“XX Certamen Minicuadros”, Casa de Cultura de Elda
“Proyecto l’Atzucat”, Facultad de San Carlos, U. P. De Valencia, Spain
“Art Jove” Exposición Itinerante, Balears, Spain (4th Award)
“BP Portrait Award”, Ustler Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
“Colegio Mayor Galileo Galilei”, U. P. De Valencia, Spain

“Bar-Galería Can Tixedó”, Buscastell, Eivissa, Balears, Spain
“En la piel del Cordero”, Sala Micalet 1, Valencia, Spain
“Art Jove” Exposición Itinerante, Balears, Spain

“Bar-Galería On”, Barcelona, Spain
“Art Jove” Exposición Itinerante, Balears, Spain
“Bienal Nacional de Pintura Victor Siurana”, Lleida, Spain
“Bar-Galería Can Tixedó”, Buscastell, Eivissa, Balears, Spain


“Teteria La Clandestina”, Barcelona, Spain
“Bar-Galería Can Tixedó”, Buscastell, Eivissa, Balears, Spain

Aída Miró and Es Vedrà
Aída Miró Painting
Oil on linen 62 x 51 cm 1995
Niños Sin Hogar
Oil on linen 81 x 116 cm 1996
Ana En El 2069
Oil on board 27 x 41 cm 1997
Técnica al fresco 90 x 140 cm 1997
Oil on linen 27 x 41 cm 1998
Sexo Sutil En Shangai
Oil on linen 81 x 81 cm 1998
Las 3 Gatas
Oil on hardboard 40 x 51 cm 1998
Culo 1
Oil on linen 50 x 40 cm 1999
Tetas 1
Oil on linen 70 x 50 cm 1999
The Grand Master
Oil on linen 97 x 130 cm 1999
Oil on linen 92 x 73 cm 1999
Oil on cardboard 24 x 34 cm 2000
Oil on linen 20 x 25 cm 2000
Oil on linen 34 x 27 cm 2001
Oil on hardboard 18 x 27 cm 2001
Oil on linen 27 x 50 cm 2001
Super Fashion
Oil on linen 81 x 100 cm 2001
Oil on linen 31 x 42 cm 2001

All Pictures Courtesy of Aída Miró Vicente

Details: If you should require any further information about Aída Miró and her work then please don’t hesitate to contact this office at your own convenience.

José P Ribas