Lot 337 - David Micheaud - Red Buoy
David Micheaud’s practice is concerned with the act of looking. Seemingly mundane objects and landscapes are carefully observed over time. Overlooked details become central in paintings that capture the atmospheric tones of light and delicate shifts in colour of the environments that frame them. They appear to be born of a resistance to the typical pace of looking; a desire to slow down and delve deeper.
BA Hons in Fine Art from University of the Arts Bournemouth
Upcoming in Spring 2024 solo show at Xxijra-Hii / September 2023 ‘First Edition’ at Collective Ending group show various galleries by invitation / Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2023 selected by Clare Woods / June 2023 ‘Total Straw’ group show curated by Nick Paton / Contemporary British Painting Prize 2023 long listed artist / December 2022 ‘Magic Sponge’ group show Hercules Road curated by Holly Birtles and Philip Reeves / November 2022 ‘Power Down ‘ group show with Holly Birtles and Molly Grad / October 2022 Southwark Park Open / Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022 / December 2021 solo show at Xxijra-Hii
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Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
David has often used the horizon line real or imagined as a device for calm contemplation. A timeless point without interference from human touch. On this occasion though they are disrupted by the arrival of little nodes of plastic, different coloured buoys disrupting the quiet a human presence bobbing in the sea.
The postcard formats history of identifying a place to be sent home in a ‘Wish you were here’ moment is referenced in these pleasant seascapes but there is no clue as to where this could be, anywhere? somewhere? no where? Hope to see you there.
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