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Artist Statement

Artist Miguel A. Del Real illustrates intricate line work contrasted with colorful accents and original designs influenced by calligraphy and indigenous patterns.  The signature Del Real style uses depth and layers to show conceptual imagery, line precision, and unique color combinations.  As a lifelong native to Chicago, Del Real finds inspiration from diverse cultural design motifs and the global art scene.  With a Bachelor of Fine Art from Northeastern Illinois University and experience as an Educator, Del Real has worked in both public art installation and fine art exhibition.  The overall intention behind this body of work is authentic creative expression through unconfined design motifs.  Viewers are encouraged to reflect on life as a microcosm amidst a larger universe. Shifting focus from the big picture to observation of details is what gives meaning to this artwork and also reflects the interconnectedness of life and multiple layers to our existence. 

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