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Michelle Hold

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Lives in
Milan; Italy

Works in


diffrent art corses in Paris,London ,Munic,Milan
Art Incubator Debut Contemporary London, 2014

Representing galleries
Velve Noir Salzburg, Debut Contemporary London

abstract, vibrant, powerful, colorful, informal, bold


Artists statement

My work is an exploration of the abstract, like dance gestures and the vibrations of color. Light, movement, nature, thoughts and new spirituality with scientific grounding are essential to my work. 

Since color is light, it is my first choice when I start my painting to connect instantly with the viewer. My knowledge about color comes from my experience in textile design knowing a small alteration of color tone can change the whole mood of a collection. Next comes a gesture, a sort of dance, an impulse, an expression of energy. I believe that this is ultimately the energy you read in a painting, the force or, on the contrary, the softness of the brushstroke that captures your attention. My background of studying architecture made me also a constructor. Layer by layer the painting grows, refining what you can barely see, accentuating, canceling, for in the end, I want the viewer to feel intrigued by what they see without necessarily understanding it. I like the element of mystery, because that’s what life is, mysterious. So I play a lot with transparency. I have a fascination in things I do not completely apprehend, things that are strange, which are disguises perhaps and might resemble something you know very well. And that’s exactly why I paint abstract. Like Gorky said, “Abstraction allows men to see with his mind what he cannot physically see with his eyes.“ The element of not knowing, rather than becoming an unwanted obstacle, can open up to wider, unforeseen possibilities. Gorky also said, ”Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible.” 

And that’s my mission, to make the viewer feel, to pull him into the canvas with colors and let his emotions take over, to re-interrupt his daily routine, to lead him to see something he knows in a different way, and discover by transmitting power through color and gesture, allowing the observer to find a new way of accessing the beauty and wonder of the world and emancipate his mind and explore the unknown. 

I see my painting as a filter of what goes on in the world and the events that surround me, a reflection of reality, distilled through my experience, into abstraction. 

My work is currently showing at an award winning art business and contemporary gallery space in London Debut Contemporary, Notting Hill.

My studio is close to Milan, an hour from Malpensa airport. 

Samir Ceric, CEO Debut Contemporary :" Michelle is an accomplished colorist , thanks to her experience in the world of fashion her color palette and compositions reveal an exquisite sensitivity for light and space."

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 Barry Martin: " In a world of fast, expanding technological know how, and an expanding number of world peoples who know not who they are, it is invigorating and reassuring to meet people whose firm beliefs are put into practice, to benefit, enliven, and make better, not just themselves but the lives of others.

One of them is Michelle Hold, who as artist has made her mark as abstract painter, and carved out an identity for herselve. She shamelessly makes vibrant, dynamic, polychromatic, colourful, resourceful, meaningful, strong, sometimes large- sized paintings, that invigorate, excite and inspire. She panders neither to taste ( except of course her own), nor current fads, or the kind of eye-catching, voguish, detritus that currently passes as art, and which is poured out by the ton in every arts quarter of the world!"

solo exhibitions 2015

"Warriors of Light"  Michelle Hold Soloexhibition   Debut Contemporary London may 

"Blue Mood "   Soloexhibition  march - Milano

Group exhibitions 2015

ongoing Debut Contemporary London

Silenzi  Palazzo Lomellini Museum for Contemporary Art Carmagnola /Turin

'Nutrirsi di Luce' Ecomuseo Cellamonte e Borgo di Moleto

'Nutrirsi di Luce' Humanitaria Milano

Koinè      Museo Ricci Oddi  Piacenza  

Koinè-     Galleria Spazio E    Milano       

Atlante delle Nuvole   Italian Culture Institute Vienna   

When boys become men   Debut Contemporary London  2014

Red Dot Miami    2-7   december  2014

short bio:

Michelle Hold was born in Munich and grew up in Innsbruck, Austria where she began studying architecture. Then she amplified her growth in the artistic field and fabric design in various courses in Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Munich and London and has just recently finished one year of an innovative"Art incubator" course in London. After pursuing successfully an international modeling career and a restaurant business in Hong Kong,Michelle is finally following her lifetime passion for art. Her art has been shown in Italy and internationally, and won prestigious awards.


Recent Exhibits

Michelle Hold participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2015 Silenzi
Palazzo Carmagnola
Jun, 2015 Nutrirsi di Luce
Ecomuseo della Pietra da Cantoni
May, 2015 Warriors of Light
Debut Contemporary London
May, 2015 Warriors of Light
Debut Contemporary
Apr, 2015 Kunstsalon Salzburg
Velve Noir
Feb, 2015 Atlante delle Nuvole
Italienisches Kulturinstitut Wien
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Bonardi piero ferroglia
petra probst bona tolotti
alessandra winterberg
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Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali
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