Forest lights

by Fares Micue

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Artist Statement

As a self-portrait artist, I use the observation of my surroundings, personal experiences, and my own transformation to create beautiful, conceptual images. My work is the transformation of my ideas into images. I am a highly positive person, and this positivism often reflects through my work, delivering images with a strong message of personal growth, self-love, and empowerment. I want my images to give hope and teach people to appreciate themselves, to love, dream, and believe that everything is possible if we believe it is. My images often feature simple backgrounds, saturated colors, and characteristic props like flowers, plants, origami, or balloons. I want my work to be viewed as a whole story condensed in one frame.

Why We Love It

Micue’s aesthetic is unmistakable. In creating her conceptual photographs, her process is extremely precise, her final images meticulously composed, each element carefully considered. Colors are vibrant and supersaturated or otherwise emphasize contrast. Interesting textile textures abound, from transparent and diaphanous to crisply creased. Hovering orbs, origami, and a wide range of botanical objects are recurring themes. In Forest lights, the yellow balloons seem to signify happiness, a sort of buoyant serenity, hovering around her head like active thoughts. Her body position is comfortable, her clothes white as if to connote clarity. The encircling plant matter appears almost to have parted for the central figure. There’s an epiphanic feeling. The moment is now is more introspective and mysterious. Micue walks into a thicket, her back turned. What lies beyond the bushes is obscured, but her arms imply movement, grazing leaves as they go, experiencing her surroundings. She is bravely, calmly heading into the unknown ... Read more on the blog! 

Details

+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.

Medium:

Hahnemuhle Fine Art Baryta

Edition Structure:
8"x8" | edition of 10
11"x11" | edition of 200
16"x16" | edition of 50
20"x20" | edition of 25
30"x30" | edition of 5

Fares Micue

Fares Micue is a Spanish, self-taught fine art/conceptual self-portrait photographer born in Lanzarote (Canary Islands) in 1987. She started photography back in 2009 as a hobby, but after 6 years into this hobby she realized that photography was the perfect medium to share her thoughts, ideas and perception of reality with others, as well as a great tool to combine with her other passion, which is writing, taking a different approach to the creative process of her images: putting extra attention into all the elements included in the final image, like location, colors, props, mood, and story, creating a final... Read More
image that is rich both aesthetically and in meaning.
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