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Michael Sole

Nature is the base Michael experiments from using a method he calls Involuntarylism.

Nature is a broad subject matter, yet Michael has homed in and focused on the parts that inspire him to experiment with materials and processes that not only interest him and produces original paintings, but completely satisfies Michael and highlights how he sees himself as a person.

The concept behind Michael's paintings completely relies upon the idea of involuntary mark making. How the materials react with one another and how he goes about applying them to the canvas. With this concept in mind, nature, with its natural geometry, is the perfect subject as a base to experiment from.

The idea of involuntarylism is allowing the paints characteristics and gravity to produce the marks, creating organic patterns, atmosphere and substantiation, allowing the painting to have a life of its own. As all Michael's paintings are made on the floor, Involuntarylism is subject to him ‘puppeteering’ the paint, using gravity and built up knowledge of the materials and past experiences, to create the painting. The artist’s involvement is purely to manipulate the paint, canvas, colours and consistencies so as to exaggerate as strongly as possible the resulting organic textures and marks.

The image is starting to take more of a back seat role in Michael's practice. Without the pressures of the image he can develop, push and explore the more interesting parts of his work and become more involved in the materials and processes which Michael feels better replicate nature than image ever will. Michael has also started to use gold and silver leaf in the under layers of the painting bringing a whole new dimension to his work.

Oil colour mixing and acrylic diluting
Energetic, spontaneous and sudden
Tilt and weigh down
and then let the magic happen

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English Gold no.55
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English Gold no.55
Medium:
Oil Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Canvas
Size:
100cm x 100cm
Price:
£5,000.00
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Alps no. 15
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Alps no. 15
Medium:
Oil & Acrylic on Canvas
Size:
160cm x 200cm
Price:
£11,000.00
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