There are 3 important aspects in my work : color, gesture and layering.
I use color to communicate because our reaction to color is almost instantaneous , different colors affect our emotions in a specific way . Each color has its own vibration and has a profound impact on the choices we make every day. I have been working in fabric design and learned by looking at many different fabric swatches that a slight change of color tone can determine a mood of a collection , that one combination of color can make them result more than another combination.
Sometimes we wonder why at a certain stage we love one color more than another one. Our body chooses subconsciously because color can also heal and is considered a mean to well being. I aim to expand our awareness of color so that 'color' becomes a way of life.
Michelle Hold was born in Monaco . She began studying architecture in Innsbruck. Then she amplified her growth in the artistic field and fabric design in various courses in Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Monaco and London. She has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions, in Italy and abroad (Venice, Turin, Milan, Palermo, Ferrara, Pisa,New York, Ireland,Innsbruck, Colonia, Berlin, Shanghai, Lisbon, and London). We note her most important solo exhibitions. In 2014 “Blue Mood “ at Galleria 20 Turin , 2013 «Visioni Sfumate», in the Palazzo del Monferrato, and «European Abstract Art», in Shanghai M40. 2012, «Equilibri Rari « in the Castello of Casale Monferrato and «Viaggio», in the Galleria Zanuso , Milan. The most important group exhibitions are the following. In 2013, «Rosso Vivo « in MRSN Turin. 2012, «La via Italiana all’Informale», in Palazzo Zenobio of Venice and «Il Sogno dell’ Acqua « at Palazzo Lascaris in Turin.
In 2011, she was one of the artists at the 54th Biennale d’Arte Contemporanea di Venezia, in Padiglione Italy – Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Turin.
Rebecca Wilson, director of Saatchi Art London, chose one painting for curated abstraction and a new collection in 2014. And she won 1stand 3rd and 4th showcase on ARTSLANT in 2014. In 2013, she was chosen by Saatchi Art for “A Spotlight on Italy” and she won 2nd, 3rd, 5thand 7th Showcase in 2013 on ARTSLANT, Los Angeles. In 2012, she won the «Rosso Ferrari« award for art in Rome, distinguished for the «Emilio Vedova Prize« Il Segno 2012. She is presented in «Post-Avanguardia «and «La via Italiana all’ Informale» (both curated by V. Patarini, Ed.Giorgio Mondadori) and the international «Hidden Treasure Art Magazine Yearbook 2014 «and «New Collector’s Book 2014" by Basak Malone.
Extract from critic essay by Patarini for soloexhibition "Blue Mood" :
" The black and the blue are the carriers of many paintings by the Monaco artist, often creating the surrounding frame, the most important color fields, the background, the ideal, or the spiritual place from where other colors (yellow, red) make their appearance, like a knife or the sound of counter tempo notes. The rhythm of the composition is based on the violent contrast between dark and light. The tension always goes towards light and harmony.Apart from the significant use of colors, which Hold is well aware (“red for me stands for passion and vital energy, while blue stands for tranquility and the soul “), her color scheme is like an orchestra. Every color has a specific role in the composition. And the blue is a perfect companion like the low notes in a rock band, and together with the black, it carries the song…or in this case, every painting of Michelle. "
"Summer exhibition " Debut Contemporary London preview 6 august
Preview at debut Contemporary 3 september
"Gesto- Gestalt" Palazzo della Racchetta Ferrara sept 7-oct.
Red Dot Miami 2-7 december
"La via Italiana all'Informale" Museum of Occidental and Oriental Art Odessa postponed for political reasons