Miriam Escofet was born in Barcelona. She has always loved the 'making process' and has always been fascinated by the three dimensional and textural qualities of objects. "Drawing and making are still at the core of the work, but painting allows me to invent other spaces and ideas with no physical constraints." Her work is completely figurative and incredibly detailed, reflecting one of her main influences – art from the gothic and renaissance period. "I find in these richly visual works a whole other reality of mystical worlds that are completely fascinating and extraordinary. It's like opening a door into a hyper real universe." She is also influenced by by art and architecture of the classical period, when aesthetics and proportion were thought to communicate eternal and divine truths and art was considered a physical depiction of the divine. Her work explores ideas of aesthetics, imagination and symbolism.