XCatalina Obrador, a friend of a Miguel Ángel Barba asked him:
“What would you be if you weren’t a painter?”
“A chef.” He replies. All of your five senses ae put to work in the kitchen. It is the most complete form of art.”
Gonzalo Cao, professor at the Faculty of Fine Art at the University of Cuenca and friend of Miguel Ángel, comments:
"He has a tremendous desire to be a painter. He can be a great abstract painter or a brilliant figurative painter – basically he can do what he wants. If Miguel weren’t a painter, he would be a painter. He has painting in his blood."
("In the flesh and in the bones" 2005)