Saturday, August 22, 2009

The artwork of Michael Mew.

Michael Mew and I show at several of the same galleries and I have always been a fan of his work. Growing up in Los Angeles his exposure to American pop culture was immediate and influential on his thought process for his art. His exploration of back alleys afforded him the opportunity to collect discarded items and ephemera which finds its way into his artwork today. A fan of flea markets, he still searches for bits and pieces of ephemera that find its way into his composition.

Michael's work connects images that, at first, seemingly do not fit together but work harmoniously. Organic elements juxtaposed against man made icons balance each other out. Mew's use of typography from discarded paper labels and wrappers find themselves intertwined in his compositions.

I always look forward to Michael's new work and what his subjects will be next time around.

You can see more of his work here and here.

"Robot Socks" 40" x 30"

"Robot Dreams" 48" x 36"

"Narcissus" 48" x 36"

"Buddha Bot" 18" x 18"

"Sunrise" 48" x 45"

"Pink Ladies" 48" x 45"

"CallaLilly" 60" x 45"

"Hires" 48" x 36"

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