08 August 2011

Michael Alan



"Dissecting, amplifying, sampling and distorting, Michael Alan explores spaces that walk along the edge of figure and the abstract. These pictures are interpretations of the human body within the world, which is simply an abstraction of our minds. The body is abstract, emotions are abstract. Alan uses his surface as an emotional reader to document these intangible realities." See more;

"Through various layers, media, and techniques, Alan approaches the work as a celebration of the attainable and unexplainable. Each work is disembodied, dislocated, space and anatomy are questioned. Body parts and their “order” are re-imagined, and working through layers, water-color, line work, faces, shapes and an army of images, Alan renders perceptible volume in 2-dimensional pieces. Rather than making definitive statements, his pictures rest on the edge of a question and its answer: enigmas."


watercolor, ink, paint, oil on wood panel


watercolor, ink, paint, oil on wood panel

watercolor, ink, pencil on paper


watercolor, ink, paint, on paper


ink on paper


ink on paper


ink on paper