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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Anne McLeod Painting
Anne McLeod
Emerged
Charissa Owens Painting
ALEXANDRIA
Charissa Owens
Terrance Strikes a Pose on Lafitte Street
Drew Cooke Mixed Media / Painting
UPTOWN
Drew Cooke
"Lola"
Brett Henderson Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Brett Henderson
Confluence of Emotions in a Field
Donald Fontenot Painting
MANDEVILLE
Donald Fontenot
Touch of Magenta - Geode
Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
COVINGTON
Lori Sperier
Orgullo
MILAGROS Collective Painting
ALGIERS
MILAGROS Collective
Infinite Sadness
Jeremy Paten Mixed Media / Painting
UPTOWN
Jeremy Paten
"Hubig Pies and a Barq's"
John Turner Painting
NEW ORLEANS
John Turner
LYRS
Gabrielle Tolliver Painting
Gabrielle Tolliver
Mardi Gras Ball
Lee Morais Painting
Lee Morais
Tomb of The Unknown Slave
Queen Hope Parker Queen Hope Poetic Art
Painting
Queen Hope Parker
Head to Toe
Kris Muntan Painting
NORTHSHORE
Kris Muntan
Science Mural
Brent Houzenga Painting
Brent Houzenga
'Exhale' Fine Art Print
Heather Bird Harris Painting
GENTILLY
Heather Bird Harris
Waiter/Waitress
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Alexandra Kilburn
"Blue in Green #2 homage to Bill Evans and Miles Davis
George McClements Painting
NEW ORLEANS
George McClements
Louisiana Alligator on a Log in the Green Bayou
Caroline Youngblood Painting
MONROE
Caroline Youngblood
Banana flower 2
Katie Kut Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Katie Kut
Bicycle in the Marigny
Lyla Clayre Illustration / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Lyla Clayre
Golden Hour Heron
Lorin Vieira Painting
BATON ROUGE
Lorin Vieira
Ascending Trees
Louise Guidry Encaustic / Monotype / Painting / Printmaking
Louise Guidry
Blue Notecard
Shelby Little Painting
SAINT ROCH
Shelby Little
Close Encounter
Maddie Stratton Painting
TREME
Maddie Stratton
Abstract #2
Toné Lowe Painting
Toné Lowe
Okra Farms: Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA
Miro Hoffmann Painting
Miro Hoffmann
Grey Green Ladder
Julie Silvers Julie Silvers Art
Painting
OLD METAIRIE
Julie Silvers
Glissando
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Connor McManus
A Snowbird's Winter
Michael Eble Painting
LAFAYETTE
Michael Eble
Marsh Island
Jata Craighill Painting
GULF COAST
Jata Craighill
The Godfather of Soul
Lucille Anderson Lucille Blues
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Lucille Anderson
Leap of Faith - Original Mixed Media Abstract on Vintage Textbook Paper
Rachel Rice-Baham Painting / Mixed Media
DENHAM SPRINGS
Rachel Rice-Baham
Swamp Goddess Print
Saegan Swanson Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Saegan Swanson
Scene from 'Alligator' (1980)
Thomas Deaton Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Thomas Deaton
Buddy Bolden
Connie Kittok Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Connie Kittok
Festival des Acadiens
Devin De Wulf Folk / Outsider Art / Painting / Photography
NEW ORLEANS
Devin De Wulf
Red Cloud 12.01
George Dolgy Painting
NEW ORLEANS
George Dolgy
Kermit Ruffins : BBQ swinger
Gabriel Flores New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Gabriel Flores
Clouds Uplifting
Daryl D. Johnson Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Daryl D. Johnson
Blushing Oyster Original Painting
Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson Fine Art
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Sarah Nelson
No Coasters Needed
Kristen Albrecht Mixed Media / Painting
Kristen Albrecht
Esplanade Ridge
Charles Hoffacker Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Charles Hoffacker
The Neighborhood
Ella Albrecht Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Ella Albrecht
Landscape Layers
Kat Ryalls Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Kat Ryalls
Wildlife
Mary Singleton Painting
Mary Singleton
Aggressive or Soft
Katie Yaquinto Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Katie Yaquinto
Moon Moss
Stephen Rooney Painting
LOWER NINTH WARD
Stephen Rooney
Harley Baby
Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
Rise Delmar Ochsner
Limerita Angelica
Rayne Bories Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Rayne Bories
Shattered Shorty
Patrick Henry Victory Arts
Painting
SLIDELL
Patrick Henry
Tylor and His Dog Lemon
Paige DeVries Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Paige DeVries
Fragility- Fine Art Print
Kate Hanrahan Illustration / Mixed Media / Painting
Kate Hanrahan
Garden Variety
Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Rebecca Birtel Madura
The Source
Sean Clark Painting
Sean Clark
Golden Hour
Anne Blenker Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Anne Blenker
Dr. John: "The Night Tripper"
Max Bernardi Painting
Max Bernardi
Blue Roots 1
Emma Fick Painting
Emma Fick
Temperance (XIV)
Margaux Hymel Art by Gaux Gaux
Painting
GARDEN DISTRICT
Margaux Hymel
Ascension Original Framed Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
Unbroken Shadows
Blair Dupre Painting
Blair Dupre
seen
Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Jessica Strahan
Le Bon Temp Roule
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nurhan Gokturk
Watson 101 Print
Bruce Corona Drawing / Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Bruce Corona
The Blues
Darlene Langendonk Art Impressions
Painting
NORTH SHORE
Darlene Langendonk
High Tide
Debbie Boyd Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Debbie Boyd
In Between The Light & Me
Maggie Jones Boudreaux Painting
RUSTON
Maggie Jones Boudreaux
The Oaks
Camille Barnes Visionary Design LLC
Painting
Camille Barnes
Saint of Lost Causes
Sean Randall Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Sean Randall
Lenny
Lionel Milton Elleone
Painting
Lionel Milton
"India"
Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
UPTOWN
Ceaux .
Uptown Ruler
Nicole Ockmond Painting
Nicole Ockmond
Pictures at an Exhibition
Stephanie Reed Painting
7TH WARD
Stephanie Reed
Fallen Leaves, Prints
Josie Azuma Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Josie Azuma
"A Rose For Jim"
Meghan Methe Painting
METARIE
Meghan Methe
Bayou Diminuendo
Emory Nolan Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Emory Nolan
Pink Cadillac
Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
UPTOWN
Cheryl Anne Grace
Bird Watching
Ember Soberman Painting / Mixed Media
MID-CITY
Ember Soberman
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