The biologist

The biologist by Miguel Ángel Moya

The biologist
by Miguel Ángel Moya
© Miguel Ángel Moya

Miguel Ángel Moya undertook studies at the Facultad de Bellas Artes, Valencia. His work has been seen in solo exhibitions in Spain and the United States and in numerous group exhibitions including Realismo (2004–7), Art Madrid (2014) and the Los Angeles Art Show (2017). He was previously selected for the BP Portrait Award in 2010.

The portrait is of the artist’s friend Antonio, posing in his own studio. In recent years, Moya has worked on still lifes of biological specimen collections and in this portrait he wanted to show the human interaction of scientific research with the preserved creatures in the endeavor to reveal the secrets of the natural world.

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