Luis Miguel Rivero honors the immense tradition of portraiture with series of singular expressiveness, in which he combines elements of dissimilar tendencies and schools of universal art. Obviously, it is figurative painting. And even with a marked documentary vocation. But in the composition, in the funds, in the "patina" that rounds off each creation, one can glimpse a certain flirtation with abstractionism.
However, given the strength of each work, any disquisition of influences and references loses relevance. The spectator is faced with a solid, organic proposal, perfectly established on a very personal poetic, a lyricism at times arduous and always suggestive. The "truth" of these faces is so great that one comes to believe that a look is enough to capture essences of the person portrayed.
That is the virtue of the good portraitist: to go beyond the pure form, the "resemblance" to the model, to offer a range of possibilities much more subjective to the one he appreciates. Capture the external "beauty" and also the complexity of the nuances.
The drama of each “staging”, accentuated by the choice of color palette, gives each painting a moving density. They are paintings and stories: chronicles of everyday life narrated in the manner of poets: highlighting the mystery.