Michael Gallagher
Dove Canyon, California

Michael was a pioneering member of an artistic movement known as Abstract Illusionism, which emerged out of New York’s SoHo District in the mid-1970s. “The defining elements of this style give the illusion of depth as abstract elements appear to be floating above the canvas,” explains Michael. He uses paint, airbrushing, and camerawork along with digital printing to create dynamic compositions that optically challenge the viewer. The work is flat, yet exudes dimensionality. “It could be paint or a specific color that has inspired me. Eventually a composition emerges along with some sort of dichotomy of order and chaos,” says the artist. In addition to involvement in the Abstract Illusionism movement, Michael’s resume features a prominent fellowship at Yale’s Summer School of Art and Music under famed photographer Walker Evans and important contemporary artists including Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler.

Collage
24" x 17.7" , acrylic painting
$1,950

Walker (Homage)
24" x 21" , acrylic painting
$2,300

BoraBora III
16.5" x 12" , acrylic painting
$925


ChicChoc
24" x 21.3" , acrylic painting
$2,350

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Wedge
24" x 18.4" , acrylic painting
$2,250


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