Leroy Miranda Jr.

Artist + Leroy Miranda Jr.

I approach my work with spontaneity, quickness, and—when I chance upon it—wit. The emotion or atmosphere of the day influences the work, and the images that result are a story of myself. Am I telling the same story over and over? Am I telling new stories? I have not figured it out exactly. But the unknown, that not knowing, is rooted in the nature of any experiment, and I am deeply interested in experimentation: how burnt paper or dirt can produce an unexpected image. What I know, for now, is that the works are both simply and not so simply works of myself, meaningless and meaningful as any emotion can be when rendered as an image.

My process is often very fast as I paint my way through these emotional landscapes and atmospheres. At the end of a day, I can sift through a pile of images, swift as a river, and see what catches my eye. In those moments, it is the subconscious mind that is in control; it is the subconscious mind that has recorded and understood everything I have done in my life. This fluidity, this flow, is essential to my work—and the mediums I choose to employ are derivative of that fluid nature. Paint is one, though there are many others. I can press on charcoal, ink, motor oil, dirt, blood, or urine—anything that will readily flow—and, through experimentation, produce new colors, new images, the work will expand beyond what has previously been expressed. When a tree is growing and expanding, it doesn’t grow straight up or down. And my paintings grow exactly how they want to grow—all over—which seems utterly natural. This is the flow I hope to capture in my work: a reflection or an echo of a subconscious, our second nature, the stories we recall when we let ourselves drift.

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Dreamland
Ramiro Diaz Painting
Ramiro Diaz
Detangled
Shelby Little Painting
Shelby Little
Band Storm
Tony Hollums Painting
Tony Hollums
Okra Farms: Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA
Miro Hoffmann Painting
Miro Hoffmann
Love-in-a-Mist
Margaux Hymel Art by Gaux Gaux
Painting
Margaux Hymel
SPIRIT PORTRAIT
Amzie Adams Painting
Amzie Adams
The Only Hill on Chartres
Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson Fine Art
Painting
Sarah Nelson
Seekers of Light
Kate Hanrahan Illustration / Mixed Media / Painting
Kate Hanrahan
Flying Fish I
George Dolgy Painting
George Dolgy
Kermit Ruffins When I Die
Connie Kittok Painting
Connie Kittok
Hunting for Monsters
Ember Soberman Painting / Mixed Media
Ember Soberman
Uptown Ruler
Nicole Ockmond Painting
Nicole Ockmond
Midiendo / Measuring
Stephanie Reed Painting
Stephanie Reed
Untitled #1
Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
Ceaux .
Lenny
Lionel Milton Elleone
Painting / Street Art
Lionel Milton
Landscape
Debbie Boyd Painting
Debbie Boyd
Notable Increase Reception
Patty West Elstrott Painting
Patty West Elstrott
New Dress
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
Alexandra Kilburn
Pioneer Portrait of Alvin (Barna Black series)
D. Lammie-Hanson Painting
D. Lammie-Hanson
Shotgun in Treme
Queen Hope Parker Queen Hope Poetic Art
Painting
Queen Hope Parker
Chevy Truck
Meghan Methe Painting
Meghan Methe
"The Peaches are Better Down the Road" Homage to Johnny Hodges
George McClements Painting
George McClements
Anthesis
Rachel Rice-Baham Painting / Mixed Media
Rachel Rice-Baham
Cypress Bayou
Louise Guidry Encaustic / Monotype / Painting / Printmaking
Louise Guidry
Slice of Earth - Plains
Ella Albrecht Painting
Ella Albrecht
Rock the Boat II
Kris Muntan Painting
Kris Muntan
Satchmo, Louis Armstrong
Lucille Anderson Lucille Blues
Painting
Lucille Anderson
Anna
Mary Singleton Painting
Mary Singleton
Tattoo Lady
Keith Eccles Keith Eccles Illustration & Design Studio, LLC
Painting
Keith Eccles
Orange Shotgun
Lyla Clayre Illustration / Painting
Lyla Clayre
Honeymoon Memories
Lee Morais Painting
Lee Morais
Continuing to Unfold
Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
Rebecca Birtel Madura
Pineapple 49
Drew Cooke Mixed Media / Painting
Drew Cooke
Faces of Tribes
Kevin Elder Painting
Kevin Elder
Mississippi River Run
Ellen Macomber Ellen Macomber Studio
Painting
Ellen Macomber
Let Go
Bryan Brown Art by Bryan Brown
Painting
Bryan Brown
Gator
Devin De Wulf Folk / Outsider Art / Painting / Photography
Devin De Wulf
Aerial Study #2
Kristen Albrecht Mixed Media / Painting
Kristen Albrecht
Meeting Notes #48
Sean Clark Painting
Sean Clark
Cascade Blossoms
Anne Blenker Painting
Anne Blenker
Deal With The Devil
Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
Cheryl Anne Grace
Lundi Gras on Bourbon
Keith Oelschlager Painting
Keith Oelschlager
Dave Chappelle
Jeff Morgan Painting
Jeff Morgan
Ritual
Maddie Stratton Painting
Maddie Stratton
The Kiss
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
Samsara
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
Connor McManus
Children Feeding Alligators in City Park
John Turner Painting
John Turner
Faubourg Marigny
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
Nurhan Gokturk
Toilet Lake
Thomas Deaton Painting
Thomas Deaton
James Booker: Piano Genius
Gabriel Flores New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting / Street Art
Gabriel Flores
Terry & NJ
Paige DeVries Painting
Paige DeVries
Guardian Angel
Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
Lori Sperier
Pizazz
Darlene Langendonk Art Impressions
Painting
Darlene Langendonk
Orangina Princesse de Broglie
Rayne Bories Painting
Rayne Bories
Naturia Piper
Leeaux . Illustration / Painting
Leeaux .
Turkana 'See' Food
Patrick Henry Victory Arts
Painting
Patrick Henry
Fats
Joshua Wingerter Painting
Joshua Wingerter
Blow Pop
Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
Jessica Strahan
Two Sisters
Blair Dupre Painting
Blair Dupre
Star Struck
Mike Williamson Painting
Mike Williamson
Harley Baby
Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
Rise Delmar Ochsner
Landscape Layers
Kat Ryalls Painting
Kat Ryalls
Once the Ghost Gets in Ya
Sean Randall Painting
Sean Randall
Infinite Sadness
Jeremy Paten Mixed Media / Painting
Jeremy Paten
Naomi - Holocaust Memorial, Berlin
Saegan Swanson Painting
Saegan Swanson
Mirliton Tapestry
Emma Fick Painting
Emma Fick
Sheba
Brett Henderson Painting
Brett Henderson
Woman #1
Toné Lowe Painting
Toné Lowe
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