b. 1974, Chicago, IL
I make objects that are very dimensional, not always frontal, and sometimes incorporate very familiar imagery… I don’t think that contemporary objects tend to function through formal philosophies. Maybe, to some degree, line, color and shape act directly on psychology, through what is called “significant form”… Paintings are always objects within a system of objects, and my paintings create a kind of microcosmic system of objects (toys, mazes, symbols and painting materials), which although familiar within their own contexts, might combine into an overarching system of familiarities that create a kind of transparency of their own.
- Michael Cloud
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Bronx Museum, New York, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY