Nunzio Miano - The Orphan
54 x 44cm
Acrylic on Canvas
Box Framed in Black Satin Oak
As the son of Sicilian immigrants, Nunzio’s quest of identity and self-discovery is insatiable. His creative energy is driven from a life of dual existence, where rich Sicilian heritage juxtaposes with a life in middle class Australia.
His work contrasts vibrant colours and brushstrokes with darker monochromatic tones. Ranging from figurative to abstract, brightly coloured and expressive works contrast with dark and melancholy pieces exploring distortion and emotion. Focusing mainly on abstract portraiture, his subject matter deals with themes of identity, emotion and belonging. His rich cultural background provides a constant source of inspiration, drawing on Sicilian history and themes.