An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.
I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.
The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Michael Voss.
“As a painter I believe there are as many ways to make a painting as there are possibilities to do anything else in life. My work has been to explore some of these possibilities. Therefore , there is not a preconceived set of rules that drive my work, but an explorative, quite intuitive and open-ended process, that is aware of not only the improvisorial character of the painting at hand, but also of the provisional character of the notion of painting itself.The single painting achieves its resolution through it’s own means. Or, in other words: the painting is specific.” MV
Michael Voss was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil.He studied at the academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany, where he became Meisterschueler of Prof. Gerd Winner. In 1997 he received a Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Since 1997 he has been living in New York, where he graduated from the MFA program at Hunter College in 2000. He has shown at Galerie Wittenbrink in Munich, Germany, Charlotte Jackson Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, and with Eugene Binder in Marfa, TX.
1992 – 1997 : Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany
Meisterschüler Gerd Winner
1997 -98 : Jahresstipendium des DAAD, New York
1997 – 2000: Hunter College of the City University of New York, MFA
Other material relating to Michael Voss.
Artist Website: www.michaelvoss.org
MoMA P.S.1 Studio visit: Michael Voss.
Youtube: Michael Voss.
Painters’ Table: Michael Voss.
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