Oil on Birch
Miles is preparing for a solo show with Ryan Joseph Gallery in Denver, Colorado.
Dreamy Mural Magic by Miles
The beautiful painting below called Coalesce is on display at Groundswell Art in Sacramento.
Acrylic on Canvas | 72.5” X 142.5” | 2017-2021 | Originated in Big Summit Prairie, OR | Original available
To see the work or make an enquiry Contact Groundswell
Miles provides a description of the painting below:
- This piece has been in the works since 2017 when I started it during @symbiosisgathering for the total solar eclipse in Oregon. It progressed more in the studio and then at @libfestival in 2018. I finally wrapped it up in Nevada City this year and now it’s currently on display at my solo show, “From Somewhere Else” at @groundswellart in Sacramento. It’s been on a journey and has literally been infused with the dust and water of multiple places, capturing moments in time that have become significant milestone events for me and many others.
- The piece itself is about duality merging into unity and about polarities coming to the center. Much like the total solar eclipse. The hands are of same person, suggesting this process is also happening within ourselves. Yet the arms are severed by a flowing abstract element, creating an isolated focus that could either be growing or dissolving, spinning or fixed. That’s at least my understanding of the piece and I’m curious to hear other interpretations.
- I want to pay respect to my talented friend @hvalor who helped inspire this painting with his mixed media piece “Vita Statera”, about the balance of life and the movement of the sun and the moon. He has been a big influence over the years and I’m happy we had the opportunity to collaborate on a pop up gallery, The Liminal Project, for the two events I mentioned earlier. Check out his work.
An iPhone photo of Miles' mural on Del Paso. Picture by @danieltyree Twitter account.
Wide Open Walls
Watch Miles walk alongside his gigantic wall painting which is about 75 x 20 feet.
See more about the festival Wide Open Walls.
If you're in Sacramento you can visit the work on Rio Linda and Del Paso.
Wide Open Walls 2
Another shot of Miles painting his mural in Uptown Sacramento.
Miles spent 9 days on this mural, it also continued on a connecting wall to the right.
Miles' friends @iami.songstress and @darkoski modelled for this piece.
This is a mural from a few years ago, painted at a previous Wide Open Walls event in Sacramento.
Miles has been creating some BIG! pieces for his solo show at @groundswellart in Sacramento! Head down to see the opening reception on Aug 14th from 11am-9pm.
Miles is Nevada painting the Orion Constellation on the ceiling at the Nevada Theater. @__sarahcoleman has spear headed the new mural renovation and assembled an amazing crew to paint the sky!
Only Now Exists - Created in Paris, France
Miles attended the Underground Effect 2 in Paris, France and made this video about his experience.
The festival features many great street artists. The following artists can be seen in the video: Ella & Pitr, Peeta, Graciela Animalito, Julieta.XLF, Steve Locatelli, Sophie Wilkins Arts, Tretze, Hopare, Astro, Hombre SUK, L'Outsider, Boo Lee, & Macs.
The Underground Effect 2 festival is organised by The Mouarf and Issam Khemir of Projet Saato.
In addition to Miles' video below, this link is for a second vimeo video by WASAA provides some additional footage of both Miles' work plus other artists and performers.
Water is Life: Donation for Standing Rock
Miles painted "Water is Life" to support the protest at Standing Rock.
Miles was donating 100% of sale proceeds to groovyyurts.com to pay off a medical winter yurt that had been brought to aid the protestors at Standing Rock.
Portal by Miles Toland
Street Art Utopia have a page with several images of Portal.
The Beatles Ashram
Miles was invited to paint murals in the abandoned “Beatles Ashram” in Rishikesh, India.
Miles challenged himself to create a new mural a day for an entire week.
He then had a break for a day, before creating three further murals.
Miles describes that The Gate is inspired by "...the passage of time, creating our own realities, and eclipses".
Miles goes on to say, "If you look close enough you can see the spectrum of light in each of the rays.".
The More You Can Hear
Miles says he's been moved by the Ram Dass quote, "The quieter you become, the more you can hear".
Miles made the art piece to honor the stillness and reflection he'd been experiencing.
The artwork was created in the Autumn of 2016.
Underground Effect 2 - #UE2 : jour2 - 6 artistes
Video footage from the Underground Effect 2 event from 2016. Six artists are shown with Miles appearing at 1 min 20 seconds.
Miles has breakfast with a champion
This is an photo from 2015 at Hanuman Temple.
The temple is located on a hill top near the banks of Tungabhadra River in Hampi, Karnataka.
The Liminal Project 2.0
This video is from the Lightning in a Bottle in 2018.
The festival occurs over a Memorial Day weekend and is packed with art, music and culture.
The video showcases the work of Miles Toland, Hans Walør, Leif Wold and Hybycozo.