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Michael Wall

Michael Wall

Michael Wall is an emerging abstract painter, currently working in London and exhibiting in collaborative and solo shows around Europe, including London and Berlin.

Receiving first class honors and commendations within his class, Wall left formal education in 2014 in order to explore his own relationship with the visual arts. He has developed a practice that embraces minimalism and craftsmanship. This resurgence into traditional skills comes from an earlier heavy dependence on digital media, in which the creative limitations this held pushed him to explore a vast range of printing and sculpture techniques.

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Artist Statement

Discovering a love for large scale abstract painting, Wall’s work is influenced by Abstract Expressionism, Hard-edged Painting, Constructivism, and Modernist Sculpture. These elements visually and introspectively have guided his practice to explore form and color. As with traditional abstract art, it is the participation of the viewer to complete the piece that is key. 
By encompassing simple forms and block colors, Wall aims to engage a reaction from the viewer, allowing them to decide what the works mean. The use of large scale works exaggerate these notions with the minimal of direction. 
 
“I try to make work that is accessible for everyone, I gravitate towards abstraction and minimalism due to its core ideas around communication. Language is inherent to us and I play on the things that can connect us all,” explains Wall.
 
"Contrast is important to my work, be it between forms, colors, complexity or simplicity, micro or macro, anything that creates a conflict or asks a question. How the work exists within a space and the conversation between the art work and the viewer is imperative to me, the most simple gestures can represent intricate narratives,” says the artist. 
 
A combination of powdered pigments and paint are used, creating strong textures that are subtle but integral. These methods of working help the pieces to engage their surroundings, creating work that absorbs light producing dense colors and textures. An important aspect of the work is the resistance of the materials in which the pigment and paint are applied; the frames are handmade and built for each piece, allowing full control over the finished works. 

 

 

Michael Wall

Blue 1

$ 2,250.00

DESCRIPTION 35.5x47", powdered pigments and paint on wood panel, 2016  By encompassing simple forms and block colors, Wall aims to engage a reaction from the viewer, allowing them to decide...

Michael Wall

Blue 2

$ 2,250.00

DESCRIPTION 35.5x47", powdered pigments and paint on wood panel, 2016  By encompassing simple forms and block colors, Wall aims to engage a reaction from the viewer, allowing them to decide...

Michael Wall

Mono 1

$ 2,250.00

DESCRIPTION 35.5x47", powdered pigments and paint on wood panel, 2016  By encompassing simple forms and block colors, Wall aims to engage a reaction from the viewer, allowing them to decide...

Michael Wall

Mono 2

$ 2,250.00

DESCRIPTION 35.5x47", powdered pigments and paint on wood panel, 2016  By encompassing simple forms and block colors, Wall aims to engage a reaction from the viewer, allowing them to decide...

Michael Wall

Yellow 1

$ 2,250.00

DESCRIPTION 35.5x47", powdered pigments and paint on wood panel, 2016  By encompassing simple forms and block colors, Wall aims to engage a reaction from the viewer, allowing them to decide...

Michael Wall

Yellow 2

$ 2,250.00

DESCRIPTION 35.5x47", powdered pigments and paint on wood panel, 2016  By encompassing simple forms and block colors, Wall aims to engage a reaction from the viewer, allowing them to decide...

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