Through realism and hyper-realistic still life paintings, he seeks to capture not only the accurate appearance of an object or figure, but also the spirit, soul and beauty in each of his subjects. Nuñez's artistic practice revolves around the study of light and textures. His incredibly detailed compositions are created using oil paint on canvas or wood.
Miguel A. Nuñez was born in 1966 in Maldonado, Republic of Uruguay. From an early age, Miguel was fascinated by drawing and began studying the work of local painter Manolo Lima. During this time, he discovered his passion for art and decided to pursue a career as an artist.
He spent every spare minute learning about art and techniques, but because of the home economy in Uruguay, he could not find opportunities to pursue his dream. From 1985 to 1994, Miguel took apprenticeship courses at the Urban School of Visual Arts. Here he enjoyed lessons from Carlos Tonelli and Miguel Battegazore, the latter of whom would later take Miguel as his pupil and teach the techniques of hyperrealism. Miguel maintains an inquisitive attitude toward his talent, continues to attend training schools and strives to further develop his skills.
More recently, he was awarded a scholarship to the Arauco Foundation in Madrid. Here he works with established teacher Guillermo Muñoz Vera and artist Antonio López. Since 1996, he has also been a professor at the Urban School of Visual Arts. Miguel has exhibited his works in numerous collective exhibitions in several countries, including Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and the EU.