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Painting, Acrylic on Wood
Size: 12 W x 12 H x 1 D in
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This work was conceived as a sketch on my iPad pro and translated into a painting. It is inspired by modern forms in space, volume and flatness and the facets this imaginary object creates. This painting is one in a series of 6 12" x 12" see photos. With this and many of my abstractions, the relationships of the forms and the edges of the picture plane are important to creating visual tension as if it is holding the object in space. Transparency and shadows act as compositional tools to create movement. Signed, dated, and titled on the back. Sides of the cradled canvas are painted black, and framed in a matte black wood floater frame bringing the piece to 14.5 x 14.5 x 2"
Painting:Acrylic on Wood
Size:12 W x 12 H x 1 D in
Packaging:Ships in a Box
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
See my work in person at the Other Art Fair Chicago, September 30-October 3 at Revel Fulton Market. Michael Pfleghaar received his MFA in visual arts from Lesley University College of Art and Design, Boston, MA in 2011. Modern and contemporary design objects, architecture, botanicals, and interiors inspire Pfleghaar’s colorful representational and abstract paintings and drawings. At a basic level, my practice has always centered around documenting my life. Early on I realized how the things we choose to surround ourselves are a reflection of self. Inanimate objects have always been surrogates for the figure in my work. I tend to compartmentalize the elements in my compositions and thus create a conversation between objects. Mid-century modern design has influenced my work significantly as I collect design items from that period. Simple, clean lines, balance, and organic materials are characteristic of modernism. I approach my compositions as a design process similar to that of a product designer. The work straddles between objective and abstraction, with early paintings depicting scenes of representational still life and interior subjects. During Graduate School my work shifted to complete non-objective imagery. I often revisit the natural world through depictions of botanical and still life objects while bringing abstract elements to the work. Flattening space and objects, mixed media, and masking are examples of techniques I applied from the abstract work to my representational pieces. His artwork has been featured in Arcadia Magazine, Studio Visit, Metropolitan Home, Solace, and American Craft. Apple, CBS, ForeSee, Hayworth, and Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts are a few of the organizations that have utilized Pfleghaar's artwork as illustrations. Pfleghaar attended the Spread Art Artists Residency in Detroit, MI and in 2013 was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Ox-Bow School and Artists Residency in Saugatuck, MI. His work was included in the 2012 LGBTQ exhibition ReMix: Revisiting Appropriation, curated by Jonathan Katz in San Francisco, CA. His original artworks are in permanent collections including the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Frederik Meijer Gardens, and Sculpture Park, Steelcase Inc., Herman Miller, the State of Michigan and Grand Valley State University. Interview: Skudder, Laura, "Chicago: An Interview with Artist Michael Pfleghaar" Canvas Saatchi Art. https://canvas.saatchiart.
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