Ángeles Nieto’s art is colorful and vibrant, full of poetry and humor. It resonates with the echoes of her Spanish roots in color use and choice of themes and forms. It is the southern influences of bright light, transparency and the cheerfulness that the sunlight spreads which she interprets with contemplated and exuberant color use. A positive view of reality, she creates a world where people and animals tell their essence. It is her personal vision of life: dream, light, warmth, flying and the universe. Vividness surrounds her work, a quality that she also radiates personally. Picasso, Miró, Barceló, Chagall and Tapies are of great influence in her work. Velazquez, Goya and Vermeer on her photo work.
Ángeles Nieto (born in Madrid, 1963) is a Spanish artist who lives and works in The Netherlands. She studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Maastricht, her second study after she completed her study Art History at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid.
She is a multi-disciplinary artist, uses different techniques and approaches, artist and illustrator. She works on international projects for 25 years and exhibits in galleries and fairs in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain. As an illustrator she has worked for clients such as Bijenkorf, NS, Philips, Royal Netherlands Army, KPN, and Dutch Television.
She shares her knowledge as Guest Lecturer at the Academy of visual Arts Maastricht, and in masterclasses creativity, among others for the Technical University in Eindhoven.
The central theme in the art of Ángeles Nieto is “life, soul”. She is a multidisciplinary artist, painting, screen printing, sculptures (bronze, wire), photographs, textile art, installations and collages. Her approach has no borders, art and illustrations (animation, food packaging, commercial and editorial illustrations). “Creativity is freedom”.
Wanda Reiff, (gallery holder , Maastricht) and Willem Jansen (art lover)