Mike MacKeldey renews the genre of portrait painting with audace. Far from trying to produce bland or idealized artworks, he shoves tradition thanks to material-loaded pictorial gestures. Multiplying interventions on the canvas, he brushes and alters his meticulously painted first image, before placing several writings on top of it — brusque and immediate ones, reminiscent of graffitis or children’s drawings. This play of contrast, which is his trademark, seems to translate a sort of detachment from Painting itself, and offers multiple interpretation grids to the viewer.
German artist born in 1973 in Francfort-sur-le-Main, Germany.
- Experimentation, figuration, graffiti, humain, hyperréalisme, ironie, liberté, peinture, portrait, représentation, tradition, transgression