AN ARTIST'S JOB IS TO SHARE THEIR
INTERPRETATION OF THE
However, routine has the capacity to unfold a veil around you that causes you to lose some of that ability to appreciate and interpret the beauty that surrounds you every day.
It causes you to start hearing more noise than music.
Well, we want Muher to be a safeheaven that invites you not to lose that ability, that takes you by the arm to remind you not to stop watching.
Observe more, see less.
Listen more, hear less
That's what you get when you surround yourself with art.
"The mission of art is not to copy nature, but to express it."
HONORÉ DE BALZAC.
MUHER: AN INTERPRETATION OF THE WORLD BASED ON
NATURE, LIGHT AND COLORA triad that, in one way or another, is always present in all our creations.
Nature, light and color as synonyms of life, vitality and as a way to represent our deep respect for the environment.That is why we portray nature almost obsessively and why we design buildings where the exterior and interior blend together, where light is the protagonist and where color is used strategically to create well-being.
A TYPE OF ART THAT TRAVELS WITHOUT RESTIt was clear to us from the moment we created Muher.
For art, there are no borders and therefore, for us either.That's why we started traveling when hardly anyone else was traveling. Almost 40 years ago.
And that allowed us to learn about cultures, study color and meet people from all corners of the world.
We acquired a network and knowledge reserved for those who dare to pack their bags and put their passion in them.
The result was a recognition that allowed us to exhibit and design architectural projects internationally. Each trip and each work has been shaping and defining what Muher is today.
And they will continue to do so for many more years to come.
LOCAL INSPIRATION, INTERNATIONAL PROJECTIONThat’s right, because Murcia and its Mediterranean landscape (its palm trees, its almond trees, its rivers, its buildings...) is one of our greatest inspirations.
That is why, no matter how far our works are exhibited, Switzerland, Singapore or Miami... our creations always carry a little piece of Murcia in their essence.
ONE ARTWORK, TWO ARTISTSWe are two artists behind Muher: Francisca Muñoz and Manuel Herrero.
We met in a drawing class in Madrid, back in the 80's, in the middle of the movida madrileña. From that moment on, we joined our surnames to create Muher and, since then, we have not stopped walking together.
A path that began in a studio located in the traditional neighborhood of Malasaña.
There we continued, until one of the trips to Francisca's homeland made us change our environment radically.
We decided to surround ourselves with what inspired us: Nature.
We then plunged into a new adventure and achieved a new dream: the restoration and rehabilitation of an old farm in Totana (Murcia) allowed a valley full of orange and almond trees to be, from then on, the new headquarters of Muher.
And our new home.
TANDEM ARTWe want you to know us a little more, so here we open the doors of our studio to show you a creative process that develops in tandem and that, through perseverance, has not stopped generating new ways of expression.
Different ways of expression, yes, but always faithful to our leitmotiv: "our commitment as artists to the protection of the natural environment, the source of our inspiration"..
THE VALUES THAT GOVERN THE FUNCTIONING OF THE MUHER UNIVERSEEvery brushstroke, every sculpture and every architectural design is governed by the same values, the values of MUHER:
MUHER is, in itself, a lifestyle: we live creating art and surrounded by art.
Art knows nothing about boundaries, neither do we.
Our mission is to create environments that generate well-being.
When you are driven by passion there is no discouragement and that is reflected in our work.
Nature gives us everything, it is inspiration and it is life,
therefore, we can only evolve by taking care of it and protecting it.
Any other option will lead us irremediably to
RECOGNITIONS OF OUR TRAJECTORYOur trajectory, or perhaps we should say, our lives dedicated to art and architecture have been recognized on several occasions.
If you let us, we would like to share some of those recognitions:
This University is the largest in China and the most complete in the world, as it includes all disciplines related to art, theater, costume, film, painting, design, architecture and landscaping.
This chair serves as a connection with Spain and the Catholic University of Murcia to establish cultural and social exchanges between students in the disciplines of art and architecture, sharing competitions and exhibitions of final projects, allowing interaction between students from different cultures and intellectual interests, which undoubtedly helps them to expand their chances of professional development.
In September 2019, we were honored to inaugurate the University's Academic Year in front of more than 3,000 students.
Since then, we promote exhibitions and competitions among the students of the University at national and international level, as well as Masters and various exchange activities with other universities.
In 2017 we had the honor of receiving it in the hands of President Fernando López Miras.
Together with this medal, the "Amigos de Madrid", award (Friends of Madrid), granted by Mayor Ruiz Gallardón, and the keys to the City of Miami, granted by Mayor Alex Penella in 1995, are the most important awards MUHER has received.
Now that you know our essence, we invite you to discover the most representative works of our trajectory.