Artist of the Month, October 2014 — Miriam Cabello

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Miriam Cabello

Miriam Cabello’’s art and artistic practice are emblematic of cross-cultural understanding and respect for human rights. Cabello’s oil paintings emerge from these themes and are exquisitely realized in her iconic bodies of work The Pugilist Passion and White Rope.

Cabello felt that the themes in her artwork needed a new approach to transparent oil painting, after 20 years development she created ©Spectral Kinetic Realism where the luminous emotional colour temperature of individuals is revealed over multiple layers while appearing realistic. In the ‘Passion’ series Miriam honors the oral histories of Aboriginal boxing legends. She employs religious allegory to interpret their evocative stories on a grand scale.

The ‘White Rope’ series depicts luminous torsos woven into a grid of gestural drips. Each emotive piece explores the range of emotions she experienced when confronted by her first live boxing match – the cascading drips of blood and sweat that stained the boxer’s body, the solace and tenacity in the individual’s gaze.

Cabello has been acknowledged nationally and internationally with multiple awards for her contribution to art, education and cross-cultural engagement. Some of career highlights include being the first Australian awarded at the international Annual Religious Art and Architecture Design Awards for The Pugilist Passion” and being the official Vatican selection as a solo exhibitor during the 2008 World Youth Day festival and National Art Museum of Sport annual, international competition finalist. She runs reconciliatory-themed workshops collaborating with Councils, NAIDOC and University of Sydney and will be recognized by the Academy Awards of Sport  for “her career contribution to fostering cultural understanding utilizing sport allegory in art.

To see more of her work go to: Facebook; Twitter; Linkedin and MLC Gallery