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EurekaMichael

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mayhem #2786531
Artist/Painter


MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/eurekamichael

About me
I am a mixed media artist just finished an artists residency in Social Art with the Agora Collective in Berlin . I exhibit regularly in group exhibitions and my work was recently featured at The Convent Gallery Daylesford Victoria, Australia . I studied at Footscray Community Arts Centre from 2007-9 achieving a Certificate in Further Education Art Studies My course included foundation studies, cultural perspectives cross media applications and contemporary art practice. I also have a Bachelor of Arts, Melbourne and Auckland Universities, Bachelor of Social Work Melbourne University and a Masters of Business, Victoria University.

My work questions inequalities based on gender and race, the colonisation of the gay male body by contemporary capitalism and religious oppression of gay people.
As well as exploration of the male form through life drawing, found image, video and text, my body of work includes formalist, still life, urban seaside and rural landscapes, religious, emotional and spiritual art, site specific installations social change and community engagement through art
I use a variety of media include painting drawing with ink and white out, photography mixed media and video. My work could be described as Neo Catholic Gothic in style rich, multi coloured, multi layered, textured, patterned, historically literate politically aware and emotionally expressive.
According to Dr Annie Bolitho
“Michael’s art is motivated by the power of revelation. This is art-in-the –world, a stand for full human potential and a reaching for social rights. Nowhere is this more clearly stated than in the artist’s frequent return to the themes of the Eureka Flag and the male body un-clothed. What does it mean to be a self determined Australian? Michael asks”


Solo Exhibition
The Convent Gallery Daylesford Victoria August 2012
Selected Group Exhibitions
2012 Pick’n’Mix Thousand Pound Bend Gallery CBD Melbourne curated by Nancy Mihailovici
2012 GoWest Queer Culture Art and Stories Joel Gallery Altona curated by Helenmary Burnside
2011 Current 10: DUEL Roslyn Smorgon Gallery, Footscray curated by Robert Mangion
2011. GoWest Queer Culture Joel Gallery Altona curated by Tamara Watts
2010 GoWest Queer Culture Joel Gallery Altona curated by Helenmary Burnside
2009 Whole or In Part Footscray Community Arts Centre curated by Robert Mangion
2007 Big Brother BigSister Exhibition Dante’s Gallery Fitzroy
2006 Mis-en-scene Footscray Community Arts Centre, curated by Robert Mangion
Qualifications
2009 Certificate in Further Education Art Studies Footscray Community Arts Centre
2002 Master of Business (Public Sector Management) Victoria University,
1985 Bachelor of Arts University of Auckland, 1978 Bachelor of Social Work University of Melbourne.
Private Collections
Professor Martin Comte OAM
Irene Clarke Painter Melbourne
Travel
2008 Turkey and Europe visiting major religious buildings museums and contemporary art institutions in Istanbul Amsterdam Berlin Cologne and Paris.
2012 August Southern India visiting contemporary art institutions in Koche and Chennai

feedback from Models

Seeking defined male models under 33 for semi nude and nude modelling work both drawing and photography for artistic not commercial purposes. Gay Male Couples also welcome and modelmayhem models outside this age range are welcome to contact me. You do not have to be gay to model for me.
I would like to collaborate with emerging male models looking to put a portfolio together of an arty nature, those wanting to learn how to life model , with lighting experts and make up artists as well as stylists and film makers.
I can also give commercial work a grungy artistic feel with costumes venues and a sexy aesthetic.

Model Craig
"I first met Michael at a festival where he was running life drawing sessions. He persuaded me to do some modelling for the group (I had never modelled before) and, after the initial nerves and apprehension had subsided, I found the experience to be extremely positive. I have subsequently modelled for Michael several times at his studio in Melbourne. It is a pleasure to work with Michael and I feel very much at ease with him; he is extremely supportive, respectful of me as a person and of professional boundaries, and has great ideas and suggestions. He is also a fantastic artist and I love seeing his work. Working with Michael has been such a positive experience for me that I have started working as a professional life model for arts societies and life drawing groups, something I would never have done without Michael's guidance and support."

Model Jakob Carson #3176902First off thank YOU for yesterday and making me look so good :-P

Great shot. Love the contrast of colours between the silks and the couch. The light and dark is great.
Im totally pleased :-)

Comments from other artists on Deviant art
"Love your art! One of the very few artists I have found that actually captures the essence of an artistic nude without it being soft porn."

"even when they are posed your images always have a spontaneous and candid feeling about them...the connection between you and your model(s) is very real...it's like a couple of friends getting together and one of them just happens to have a camera. You capture wonderful...serious...humorous...intimate moments and make amazing art from it."

Credits
My work is displyed on the following models' portfolios
http://www.modelmayhem.com/raphaelcircussilverash
http://www.modelmayhem.com/hendrikisonfire
http://www.modelmayhem.com/SunshineGypsy


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