Miguel Prieto Verastegui is a painter of Colombian origin who lives in Paris. Lover of colors and landscapes, he exhibited at the Salon d’Automne and in many galleries across France: Auvers sur Oise, Monaco, Paris…
Born in Bogota in 1981 into a bourgeois family frequenting the urban artistic milieu, Miguel followed a higher education in business management in Colombia and France.
Oriented towards abstract art, he brings out a palette of bright colors that convey his emotions in the face of nature. The light of the country of Nice marks his major works His creation is a chromatic sensory experience that he transmits thanks to a free artistic approach.
For a week, from October 27 to November 3, 2022, the Franco-Colombian painter installed his works in Monaco in the former “l’Entrepôt” gallery. Joris Brantuas organized an exhibition thanks to his structure “My art is booming”. There, he led visitors into the world of geometric abstraction, where many Latin American artists met, including Julio Le-Parc (1928-1980), Jesus, Rafael Soto (1923-2005), Carlos Cruz-Diez (1923 – 2019), Julio Pacheco-Rivas. “In my head” was the title of the exhibition.
In November 2022, he also presented his triptych “La Shoah” and the work “Lumière d’espoir” (until December 9) as part of the exhibition “Pains et torments” at the Maison de France.
Parisian salons and galleries
Previously, Miguel exhibited in the south of France, in Monaco and in Paris in his studio in the 11th arrondissement, not far from Place de la République. It is at La Cazucha (“little shack”) as he calls it that he finds his inspiration and recharges his batteries. In addition, he participated in fairs such as Art Shopping at the Carrousel du Louvre in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Art Capital at the Grand Palais Ephémère (he will be there this year from February 14). Salon d’Automne 2021, 2022 (he presented his work “Carnaval”, activated by the popular Colombian dance Cumbia which was staged with rhythms and colorful feminine costumes).
Regarding Parisian galleries, he was present at Galerie Etienne de Caussens, rue de Seine (75006) in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and will return next June. It was also found at the Thuillier gallery, rue de Thorigny (75003) during the exhibition “Le coin de la Colombie” from May 27 to June 9, 2022.
2023, a promising year
Miguel Prieto Verastegui also exhibited at the CCI (75001) as part of the “Climate Challenge” exhibition (from January 25 to April 27, 2023). The painting is called “A Season of Hell” and is inspired by climate change, using a “mixture of blue to illustrate land, water and glaciers symbolizing life and the renewal of nature. Yellow represents drought, red fire and black, combustion and pollution”.
It will be found at the Carrousel du Louvre from March 31 to April 2 and from October 20 to 29, 2023; He will also be in Biarritz from May 27 to 29 at the “Bellevue” and from October 27 to 29 at the CIDp in Deauville.
Meeting of art and gastronomy
“Chez Françoise” is a traditional French cuisine restaurant located in the Invalides terminal (75007). Its owner, Pascal Mousset is an art lover and wants to share this taste with his customers, which is why he offers occasional exhibitions to his regulars in a setting renovated in 2010. For Valentine’s Day, chef Philippe Leglise concocts a special menu for lovers surrounded by works of artists.
Thanks to Pascal Mousset, young artists can exhibit their works at Françoise. This is the case of Miguel Prieto Verastegui who has become a regular, not of the table but also of the walls since he has deposited his canvases there several times. The first time was in 2020 with an exhibition entitled “Passion Couleurs”. Since the end of 2022, new paintings by the artist have adorned the walls of Chez Françoise to highlight the famous restaurant.
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