"I love face paint and how it can mask the face, turning people into different characters. So I had fun with this study (done in acrylic on moleskine paper." - Mia Araujo
This piece of original artwork is signed by Mia Araujo and comes with an Original Artwork Letter of Provenance from 1xRUN.
I am an Argentine-American artist, born and raised in Los Angeles.
I have long been fascinated by the multi-faceted complexity that makes each person unique. I believe that all individuals contain an entire universe within them, which is invisible to the naked eye. My work concentrates on giving shape to the unseen forces within my subjects-- their thoughts, memories, emotions, and complex histories. These qualities fit together to form a vast, rich inner-landscape of identity and mythology for my characters.
In May 2007, I graduated as valedictorian from Otis College of Art and Design, with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Creative Writing. I have shown my work in prominent galleries across the US and around the world.
My work has been published in Suggestivism, Imagine FX, Spectrum 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, Juxtapoz Magazine, Hi-Fructose Magazine, Society of Illustrators LA, Blue Canvas, Infected by Art, Miroir Magazine, and the Creative Quarterly.