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Michael Wall


$ 3625

Risograph print on Fedrigoni paper | 2022

The age of myths and legends certainly didn’t come to an end with the advent of YouTube. In fact, artist Michael Wall’s latest series seems to point to the contrary. “GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME” is a series that spans sculpture, painting, and digital animation and explores the tools of mythmaking and storytelling in contemporary society. Wall uses the subject from a 2008 YouTube video “Gnome in Argentina” as a faceless fluid form throughout. The risograph prints of the series are duplicative in nature and embrace converging ages of storytelling of which a “Gnome” character is the subject, from folklore to cryptozoology through contemporary CreepyPasta. The series reflects Wall’s continued interest in myth-making and urban legend. Indeed, the viewer is left with a curiosity about the series’ protagonist, an amalgamation of simplified forms. “Where have I seen this figure before?” One might ask. And, “Will I see it again?”

  • 35 x 62 inches | Original Work


Acrylic on Cotton Canvas | 2022

For Michael Wall’s new series of derivative sculptures and paintings, the artist references the subject from a 2008 YouTube video to explore the tools of mythmaking in the digital age. GNOMEs GNOMEs GNOMEs is a reflection on the acts and terms that originate from online spaces — it embraces the convergence of ancient folktales and modern storytelling via a faceless fluid form and an amalgamation of simplified aesthetics.

In the end, the work queries the importance of the physical realm: is it really more “real” than the immaterial? You be the judge.


35 x 62 inches


Signed by artist.

The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan.

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About The Artist

Michael Wall

About The Artist

Michael Wall

Featured in Architectural Digest's "Best Young Abstract Artists You Should Know About" profile, Michael Wall's large, abstract paintings and unexpected shapes command both attention and consideration. Wall has also been featured in Wallpaper*, AnOther, Abstract Mag, and Cereal and shown in London, Taipei, Paris, Los Angeles, and Berlin.