Now should be a good time for Payano. His art is breaking ground: He has perfected what he calls his “heavy collages,” three-dimensional paintings that hang on the wall but also jut out with sculptural components like plaster-cast hands, cast peaches that have mouths and lips, fabric, synthetic leaves and more, to form fanciful portraits of imagined characters. 14 April, 2023
Whether painted or sculptural, the work of Afro-Caribbean American artist Miguel Angel Payano Jr popped off the walls of New York-based gallery Charles Moffett‘s booth. Payano Jr has lived and worked in Beijing for nearly 20 years. His surrealist work delves into the formation of identity when living between and across cultures. 06 December, 2021