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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"
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"
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Fragmented Geometry 7 Painting

Michael Pfleghaar

United States

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"

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Painting:Acrylic on Wood

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Size:12 W x 12 H x 1 D in

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Michael Pfleghaar is an artist residing and working in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He earned his MFA in visual arts from Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2011. Pfleghaar often portrays botanicals and still lifes, infusing them with abstract elements and flattened space to generate new perspectives. His compositions reflect influences from mid-century modern design, evident in the clean lines, balance, and use of organic materials. In 2023, Pfleghaar was chosen as one of four artists to have their work permanently installed as terrazzo floor designs at the Gerald R Ford International Airport. He also received The Best of Show in the 2021 Festival of the Arts and the West Michigan Area Show at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts in Kalamazoo in 2020. Pfleghaar's artwork has been featured in Architectural Digest, Arcadia Magazine, Studio Visit, Metropolitan Home, Solace, and American Craft. Organizations such as the Gilmore Piano Festival 2024, Apple, HBO, CBS, ForeSee, Hayworth, and Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts have utilized his artwork as illustrations. In 2016, Pfleghaar attended the Spread Art Artists Residency in Detroit, MI, and in 2013, he was honored with the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Ox-Bow School and Artists Residency in Saugatuck, MI. His work was part of the 2012 LGBTQ exhibition ReMix: Revisiting Appropriation, curated by Jonathan Katz in San Francisco, CA. Pfleghaar's original artworks are included in permanent collections, such as the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Steelcase Inc., Herman Miller, the State of Michigan, and Grand Valley State University.

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