Vestige – 100x200cm
Mixed medium on canvas
“A painting has to be instinctive and have a sense of urgency but yet remain precise”, says Michael. “If paint runs across a canvas it’s because I’m happy for it to go there or I have encouraged it to do so. Every stroke, every line, is intended to leave a record of its journey. I strive to have my works exhibit no fear of exposing their inner selves — the ‘complexity of construction’ if you like — of how they came to be”. In his latest series, Michael is experimenting with ‘negative space’ – contrasting his intricate layers against clear space on the canvas in a refreshing new body of work.