Rockola was created for the Fashion Art project by Spanish painter Miki Leal, and fashion designer Manu Fernandez. It shows Miki’s strength as a true contemporary painter by showcasing the cultural influences of his generation in an anarchic, saturated style that is brought to life in a one of a kind dress.
Miki was one of the founders of the Madrid project Noestudio, a 180 square meter open plan studio that connected with the studios of Miki Leal, Abraham Lacalle, Jaime de la Jara and Jacobo Castellano and aimed to be a platform for the exhibition, dissemination and production of contemporary visual projects.
Fashion Art was created by Manuel Fernandez, it is a collaboration between visual artists and fashion designers in which their respective languages are combined to create a dress that is an authentic work of art. It is a project that is in constant evolution, where the fusion of Art and Fashion takes place in the eye of the spectator with the artists’ work taking center stage and the dress as the underlying canvas it is displayed on.
Miki Leal is a multidisciplinary Spanish artist, focused on painting and sculpture. Born and raised in Seville, he studied Fine Arts at the University of Seville and currently resides in Madrid. His work is found in numerous important collections such as the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Seville, the Caja Madrid Collection, the RED BULL Collection, hangar 7 in Salzburg Austria, the MUSAC of León and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid.
Manuel Fernández has worked in the world of fashion since 1983. His approach is avant-garde, with touches of idealism combined with a cosmopolitan flair, and he has always been committed to the internationalization of his designs. His designs are bold, daring, sensual, elegant and have a touch of humour.
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