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Paintings by Michael McKenzie

Michael McKenzie - Kairos

Michael McKenzie   Kairos (The Philosopher's Slippers) 2017  oil and mixed media on canvas 16X20 inches

 

 

 

 

Michael McKenzie - Danseur de lune (Adagio)

Michael McKenzie   Danseur de lune (Adagio)  2017  oil and mixed media on canvas  20X16 inches

 

 

 

 

Michael McKenzie   Feather of Ma'at (Navigating the Lee Shore) 2015 oil and mixed media on canvas 14X14 inches

Michael McKenzie    Feather of Ma'at (Navigating the Lee Shore)   2015
oil and mixed media on canvas   14 x 14 inches

 

 

 

 

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Michael McKenzie    A Circus by the Sea    2014    oil and mixed media on canvas    24 x 36 inches

 

 

 

 

Michael McKenzie - Sequoyah's Dream

Michael McKenzie    Sequoyah's Dream    2015    oil and mixed media on panel    12 x 12 inches

 

 

 

 

Michael McKenzie - Embrace of the Supplicant

Michael McKenzie   Vapors of Pythia (Embrace of the Supplicant)   2014   oil and mixed media on canvas   48 X 48 inches

 

 

 

 

Michael McKenzie - Harlequins Dance

Michael McKenzie   Harlequin's Dance  (Pelagic Presence)   2014   oil and mixed media on canvas

 

 

 

 

Michael McKenzie - Metatarsal Myth II

Michael McKenzie   Metatarsal Myth II (Ecstasy of St. Teresa)   2013   oil and mixed media on canvas   48 x 48 inches

 

 

 

 

Michael McKenzie

Michael McKenzie   Circular Presence (Serial Glyphs)   2011   oil and mixed media on canvas   20 x 26 inches

 

 

 

 

Michael Mckenzie - Horseshoe Canyon

Michael McKenzie   Horseshoe Canyon Song (Sandstone Immanence)   2011   oil and mixed media on canvas   41 x 41 inches

 

 

 

 

Michael McKenzie - Renonaunt Whispers

Michael McKenzie   Resonant Whispers (Canyon Shadow Dance)   2011   oil and mixed media on canvas   18 x 18 inches

 

 

 

 

 

Michael McKenzie

Michael McKenzie   Evanescent Waves (Beam Reach Boogie)   2011   oil and mixed media on canvas   20 x 30 inches

 

 

 

 

 

Michael McKenzie - Spirit Dogs

Michael McKenzie   Spirit Dogs (Ideomotor Effect)   2011   oil and mixed media on canvas diptych   30 x 48 inches

 

 

 

 

 

Michael McKenzie - Talismanic Episode

Michael McKenzie   Talismanic Episode (Abraham's Penumbra)   2011   oil and mixed media on canvas   40 x 40 inches

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Contact J. Michael McKenzie at mck@michaelmckenzieart.com
See his website at michaelmckenzieart.com
 

Artist’s Statement

For years my work dealt with issues of Duality......Gravity/Levity   Doubt/Faith   Life/Death    Comedy/Tragedy   Fact/Fiction    Age/Youth   Male/Female Conscious/Unconscious    Intellectual/Intuitive   Micro/Macro   Timeless/Fleeting   Transcendence/ Earthly

Recently I have been interested in thoughts of Unity Consciousness ... that everything is connected. I am humbly open to experiences of creativity, flow, and love.

I often use buried images in my paintings hidden under luminous layers of pigment. A subtle curve here or a nuance of color there might serve as a reminder of past thoughts and ideas.

I'm interested in the expressive handling of paint that reveals an exuberance and vitality of the creative act in my facture.

There are references to Cosmology…Quantum Physics ... Myths....Astronomical Phenomenon... Weather....Archaeology…Comparative Religion…Time and Cycles ….Anthropology…Consciousness …. Archetypes...Synchronicity...Synesthesia...Psycho-Navigation… Water…Earth…Fire…Wind…

I employ a menagerie of personal symbols and characters as well as allow the appearance of symbols from other cultures that interest me.  I use dream imagery and snippets of stories or folk tales mixed with intuitively invented shapes to create painterly, colorful, highly textured works that hopefully reveal their meaning slowly and on many levels. I encourage the viewer to bring their own set of experiences and interpretations to the work and aim to seduce them into multiple viewings and varied perceptions.
   

 


 

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