When contemplating the drawings and paintings of Miguel Gómez, it is easy to discover that it is not a language that reflects the everyday,Amador Braojos
the conventional. Information overflows the logical mind. The characters and scenes tell stories outside of reality, they are descriptions that do not correspond to the temporal, to the historical and questions arise: What is this…
It is a psychoanalysis… It's an exorcism… they are visions… Dreams… astral travel…? Where does all this come from?
It is possible that it is all of the above and more, but abstracting ourselves from this initial confusion, letting the curious, unprejudiced and childish soul penetrate the paintings and discover that these are other worlds, that they discover another reality or that they are different ways of perceiving reality. Miguel's paintings are a universe full of diverse characters, with expressiveness, with the breath of being, with a life of their own, granted by a creator who also endows them with character, individuality, who interrelates in the scene with criteria and order, to weave the warp of a story in unusual spaces, where each one flies and moves according to indefinable energies.
It is a whole universe evocative of continuous suggestions.
They are poems full of symbolic allusions, with an overwhelming plasticity, with a fantastic zoology very own, capable of describing other worlds, other states of being. To compose stories shrouded in darkness or to open doors to mystery.
There is a very repetitive theme in many of Miguel Gómez's paintings, they are his allusions to time. It uses in a profusely symbolic elements that it gives with a disturbing mystery, as disturbing as time itself: uncontrollable, elusive, abstract and concrete, as precise and irritating. There is a phrase that Miguel writes in one of these paintings – "time is mine" – that sounds like a cry with the energy of thunder and the ability to produce a cavern, which shelters and isolates confused souls from the crushing hum, from the daily and alienating problem. A place to listen to silence, feel pure abstraction and resting mind.
2006 Year of the Dog