Miguel Avantaneo was bom in the province of Cordoba in Argentina. As his studies progressed, Avataneo developed a passion for the pure form of classicism of the Italian masters; Corregio, Giorgione, Raphael and Titian. In addition, French artists of the late 18th century; such as David, Courbet and Ingres, played importantly in the development of Avataneo's style.
Recognizing the influences implicit in his training, but striving to build upon the discipline it gave him, Avataneo created a world of pictorial imagery entirely his own. Avataneo considers himself to be part of the new classicism that began in the last decade. This combined with his roots in South America results in exquisitely sensitive works. Avataneo strives to give his "dreams the status of reality, thus binding together the viewer with the creator". He considers himself a poet, and his works a reflection of his spirit.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS.
1994 Galeria Van Eyck
1995 Galeria Habitante
1997 Galeria Via Margutta
1998 Marchiaro Galeria de Arte
Buenos Aires Panarna
1993 Art Miami
1995 Galeria Habitante- sponsored by the Argentinian Embassy Panama
1997 Centre of Contemporary Art Cochabamba
1999 Arte BA-The Countryside Buenos Aires