Chro•Ma Artist Spotlight: Michael Stillion

“Within his paintings and paper collages, there is an immediate sense that objects hold no fixed place, that they are in a constant state of coming together and falling apart. Beyond that the subjects go straight from birth-to adulthood- to decomposition- and even to taxidermy, sometimes all in one piece. It’s a surreality that Stillion’s delightful application of paint permits the viewer to enter at will.

There is a balance in the paintings between his loose, free, and expressive use of the media and the tightly rendered and controlled objects that struggle to make up some undefinable yet wholly present construct. They are playful and inviting while encasing an ever-present sense of gravity, humanity, animal scent, and magic. Many of these elements are new to Michael’s paintings since his last show here, demonstrating how prolific painting and experience have molded his work since 2007.

Stillion’s work transports you to an invented but remembered place, something both otherworldly and extremely familiar. You want to touch them but you’re also afraid you might get too close. Come see.”

– Lily Mulberry, Director, 1305 Gallery

 

Michael Stillion has a total of eight pieces of art displayed in our Chro*Ma exhibit. All exhibit pieces are for sale. If interested in purchasing or displaying art in the 1628 Coworking gallery, please contact us at art@1628ltd.com

  Build | Mixed media on canvas | 45″ x 43″ | 2016 | $4,500

 

  Punch | Mixed media on canvas | 72″ x 90″ | 2015 | $10,000

 

  Situation 1 | Mixed media on canvas | 24″ x 30″ | 2017 | $3,000

 

  Situation 2 | Mixed media on canvas | 24″ x 30″ | 2017 | $3,000

 

  Situation 3 | Mixed media on canvas | 24″ x 30″ | 2017 | $3,000

 

  Situation 4 | Mixed media on canvas | 24″ x 30″ | 2017 | $3,000

 

  Situation 5 | Mixed media on canvas | 24″ x 30″ | 2017 | $3,000

 

  Situation 6 | Mixed media on canvas | 24″ x 30″ | 2017 | $3,000

View more of Michael’s work here.