Contact Light, 2014, Oil and linen, 60 x 45 inches
New York-based painter Michael Kagan composes amazing large-scale space-inspired paintings depicting -in a powerful blue hue- space stations, spacesuits, rockets and astronauts.
Michael states about his work: ‘My work focuses on iconic images like man pushing the limit of what he can do and knowing he might die doing it; the triumph of man in split second moments. The paintings oscillate between the abstract and the representational. The painting is finished when it can fall apart and come back together depending on how it is read and the closeness to the work. Each painting is an image, a snapshot, a flash moment, a quick read that is locked into memory by the iconic silhouettes.’
Michael holds an MFA from New York Academy of Art (2005), where he was awarded a post-graduate fellowship (2005-6).
See more of Michael’s paintings on his website.