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Meet Julian Miranda

Today we’d like to introduce you to Julian Miranda.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Born 1989 in Passaic, NJ to immigrant parents from Mexico who came to America to create a better life, art was something that came to me early in my life; I think it originated from Saturday morning cartoons and watching Disney films.

However, art wasn’t something that my family or anyone around me really focused on in my youth, it didn’t seem like a real trade, profession or purpose, especially for immigrant parents who idolized professions such as lawyers, doctors and business owners.

But in my pursuit to find my place on this earth I stumbled across the Scottsdale Artists’ School; originally contracted as an art model, I didn’t realize that sitting still for hours in these classes was God’s way of directing me back to my original path. I was surrounded by individuals making a living off of sharing their visions and dreams with others. I began to see how art and the philosophies of art were applicable to life, how everything tied together in my life and how natural drawing and painting came back to me.

I believe that the ideas and visions I get are not from me or for me to keep to myself, but for me to share with everyone who will look, listen and allow themselves to see beyond themselves.

Please tell us about your art.
I believe that my work is an ever-evolving, living, message. I believe that like in ancient times, prophets were the poets and masters of literature who translated God’s viewpoint on worldly matters. Currently, my work is a series of experiments; developing the skills I feel are necessary to fully translate the visions in my head while learning to incorporate myself into the piece.

The work an esoteric perspective on culture, spirituality and the fate of humanity. Projects, such as the “Fallen Stars Series”, dive into the concepts of celestial beings living among us, The Creator being in control of both light and dark energies, and the importance of the human race in the cosmos. Most works focus on the human portrait or on figures in context.

As an artist, how do you define success and what quality or characteristic do you feel is essential to success as an artist?
Success to me is getting the message out, it is to put one’s work out there regardless of who will see it. It is to be present and to connect with those in the art world.

To bare all that you are into your work because somewhere out there, there are people who need to see what is inside you.

To have people want my work is success, to hear that others were encouraged to express themselves, in the same way, is success.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
You can view my work on my website.

And on social media:
@miraj6677 (Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Dayflash, YouTube, etc.)

I will have a few pieces showing at Scottsdale Artists’ school in November and February of 2018-2019.

And I currently sell my work in a retail shop called Open Mind Emporium at the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall.

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Image Credit:
Julian Miranda, @miraj6677, KiskaMiraj

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