Considered by international critics as one of the great creators of Spanish art in the last decades of the 20th century, Víctor Mira reflected in his different artistic facets the existential torment that accompanied him throughout his life . Called transgressor, eccentric, visionary, rare, mystical and enlightened, Mira was above all an artist who delved through his art into the depths of the human being. His work, as heartbreaking as poetic, acquires a violent spirituality whose feeling is reflected in this revealing statement: “ as a man happiness is desired, as an artist I am not interested and I am dominated by the artist “ . Denying a happiness that he considered childish and sterile, Víctor Mira transformed pain into a philosophy of life that would undoubtedly be his everlasting source of inspiration. And it is precisely this aspect that moves us in his work: the brutal and sincere contemplation of a soul, that of the artist, in which loneliness, inner ordeal and death are revealed to us as the only and unappealable certainties of life.
Born in Zaragoza, Mira developed her career between Spain and Germany in a kind of sought-after exile, which gave birth to one of the most intimate and honest iconographic and expressive repertoires of all those who make up contemporary Spanish art. In her creative universe, Mira constantly goes to the cultural references that she absorbed with voracious curiosity from literature, film and music, as well as from religion and philosophy, thus forming a particular compendium of concerns, reflections and obsessions. that are ostensibly manifested in his pictorial works.
In his works Mira discovers a painter with the soul of a poet, an extremely sensitive man, who meditated and questioned everything, including the very meaning of his existence, which, in 2003, he decided to end. As a culmination of the tragic evolution that involved his entire life and work, Mira receives, the same year of his death, the recognition of the best living Spanish artist at the ARCO fair